Monday, August 13, 2012

ABACUS - Advantages

Advantages of Abacus

  • Whole Brain Development Program.
  • Specially the Right Brain.
  • Skill Imparting Program.
  • Development of Reasoning Capability.
  • Revolutionize the field of child Education.

ABACUS - Function

The function of Abacus Mental Arithmetic in Exploring Children's Intelligence. 
In The Early Stage through the practical teaching and proof from researchers, mental arithmetic had mobilized the learning initiative if children in mathematical concept,and give free rein to develop their right brain, letting the children react faster, think nimbler and smartly, understand deeper and stronger remembrance on the lessons taught on school.
Recognize the causality of objects is the substantial feature of human thought. This recognition formed and developed by the influence from living and educational factors during the infant period.
Mental arithmetic works effectively in strengthen children's ability in abstract thought.

Recognizing the causality of objects cause children think smartly, strengthen his contingency ability; uphold his competitiveness, conception and judgment.
       Applying the abacus mental arithmetic teaching method of U C MAS as the enlighten teaching for the children will be able to double out the effectiveness and subsequently shorter their comprehensive time and obtain the effectiveness faster.
       The formation and development of mathematical concept and operation ability is the important part in developing children's thought.
       According to investigation on researches and a series of classrooms' observation, abacus mental arithmetic is beneficial in enhancing children thinking ability, especially the function of right brain.  The abacus, also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool used primarily in parts of Asia for performing arithmetic processes.
      Today, abacuses are often constructed as a bamboo frame with beads sliding on wires, but originally they were beans or stones moved in grooves in sand or on tablets of wood, stone, or metal.
       The abacus was in use centuries before the adoption of the written modern numeral system and is still widely used by merchants, traders and clerks in Asia, Africa, and elsewhere.
      The user of an abacus is called an abacist.

ABACUS - History

Modern Times Abacus :

Modern Times Abacus :
Modern Times: The Suan-pan, the Soroban and the Schoty are from the period c. 1200 A.D to the present.
Abacus is a Latin word that has its origins in the Greek words abax or abakon (meaning “table” or “tablet”) which in turn, possibly originated from the Semitic word abq, meaning “sand”. 
The abacus is an instrument, a manual tool invented by the Chinese 2000 years ago. We offer training using the Japanese Soroban abacus, which is has one upper row of beads and four lower rows. 
We have found the Soroban abacus particularly effective for teaching mathematical calculating skills to young children.
The abacus is a tool used by the Chinese since about 500 BC for the simplest of calculations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as fractions and square roots. 
A Chinese abacus is made up of a wood frame divided into two parts separated by a beam, with an upper deck of two rows of beads and a lower deck of five rows of beads. A series of vertical rods allows the wooden beads to slide freely. 
         The abacus as we know it today did not appear in China until about 1200 A.D. Over time the abacus traveled to Japan and evolved into what it is called today: the soroban. 
A soroban is made up of a wooden frame divided into two parts separated by a beam, with upper deck of one row of beads and a lower deck of four rows of beads.


What is an Abacus?
History of Abacus:
Abacus is a Latin word that has its origins in the Greek words abax or abakon (meaning “table” or “tablet”) which in turn, possibly originated from the Semitic word abq, meaning “sand” 1.
Abacus or   (suan4 pan2) in Chinese was a widely used computing machine before the invention of modern computers. The mathematics of abacus is called 珠算 (zhu1 suan4) in Chinese. Although it has been used for thousands of years in businesses all around the world, abacus is losing to computers as a practical computation tool.
Then why should we learn abacus? Chances are you won’t always have a calculator with you when you go shopping. But you’ll still need to be able to add, subtract, multiply or divide. So it’s important to know and feel confident about doing sums in your mind.
There are various forms of abacus, but the principles are all the same.