Mental arithmetic involves mentally performing arithmetic calculations (i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), without the use of a pen and paper or gadgets.
What is an Abacus?
An abacus is a simple tool used to perform rapid arithmetic calculations that was invented thousands of years ago. An abacus consists of a rectangular frame with a number of vertically arranged rods, each with a number of beads that can freely slide up and down.
The beads, rods and movements of said beads, represent numbers, place values, and various arithmetic calculations, respectively.
The Abacus method of mental math calculations is a popular technique from ancient times. Those who have mastered the technique can do fast arithmetic calculations in their mind by visualizing the movement of the beads of an Abacus.
Arithmetic’s and mathematics are usually associated with analytic and objective left-brain-dominant activity.
However, research shows that Abacus learners use both the left and right hemispheres of their brains to solve mathematical sums. In other words, Abacus allows individuals to use their subjectivity and creativity while also thinking logically to solve arithmetic problems that can help them in their daily lives. Abacus after School math Classes can help improve children’s concentration and focusing skills.
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