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What is Abacus and Mental Arithmetic?

Abacus and mental arithmetic are two concepts that are almost always correlated. The more familiar you are with the abacus, the faster you will learn and master mental arithmetic.

Research has shown that the abacus can be a really good way to learn about mental arithmetic. It is proven that the abacus can help in developing a child’s concentration, visualisation and listening skills.

The abacus can train your child to do mental calculations faster. And not only that, it improves the accuracy too.

Using the abacus will inevitably give your child the ability to memorise the abacus beads. When your child uses the abacus, they develop their ability to process and remember images.

Besides this, you can be rest assured that the abacus is the best way to learn mathematics given the fact that it is one of the oldest used devices to do mathematical computations. Long before the calculator or the computer, the abacus has been used to do calculations.

When your child uses the abacus, he moves the beads up and down and into different columns – each bead and movement representing a number. Now, when your child uses both his hands in performing speed mathematics or calculation, he develops the right and left side of his brain.

The movement of the beads in an abacus stimulates a quick communication between his logical and creative skills. The more these two are used simultaneously, the faster and more intelligent your child becomes.

INNOVATE Benefits

By learning Abacus and Mental Arithmetic using the 2-hands, one can:
  1. Stimulate the sense of sight (VISUAL).
  2. Stimulate the hearing sense (AUDITORY).
  3. Stimulate the sense of feeling (KINESTHETIC).
  4. Stimulate the ability to imagine (IMAGINATION).

When these four respective SENSES are stimulated simultaneously, a person’s intellectuality will be enhanced quickly.

Learning INNOVATE Mental Arithmetic can help to enhance:

  • Maths skill
  • Concentration
  • Confidence
  • Memory
  • Speed
  • Imagination
  • Thinking Ability
  • Mental Flexibility
  • Mental Agility

Right and Left Brain Education

In the first six years of life, a child's right brain is open and primed to absorb incredible amounts of information. Children with early exposure to quality program during this time create a rich knowledge library from which they will tap into for the rest of their lives.

As a child continues to grow and develop, his right brain pathway becomes less engaged. INNOVATE training helps to reactivate and maintain a child's right brain connection.

The goal of Right and Left Brain Education is to enable full, balanced functioning of both sides of a child's brain by nurturing the often-neglected right brain. In doing so, INNOVATE program results in a greater whole brain intelligence, creativity, harmony and well-being than most educational programs alone cannot produce.

The advantages of learning Abacus and Mental Arithmetic

People who have mastered Abacus and Mental Arithmetic using 2-hand method:

  • Both their left and right brain are more developed than others.
  • Have better calculating skills.
  • Have keener sense of sight, hearing, feeling and imagination.
  • Their brain forms beta wave frequency.
What does it mean to be left-brain or right-brain dominant?

Many scientists agree that there seem to be two modes of thinking; the intuitive, creative mode of the right brain hemisphere and the highly logical, organised mode of the left brain hemisphere.

Our personalities are determined, to a great degree, by our preferred mode of thinking and reasoning.

Actually, our dominant brain mode is very fascinating to explore, and it can tell us a lot about how we study and learn efficiently.

People who are left-brain dominant tend to be:

  • Organised
  • Logical
  • Detail oriented
  • Practical
  • Analytical
  • Objective
  • They are usually:
  • Good at mathematics and science
  • Good at making visual comparisons
  • Best working in quiet atmosphere
  • Thinking sequentially, one thought at a time

People who are right-brain dominant tend to be:

  • Cluttered
  • Emotion-based
  • Free thinking
  • Intuitive
  • Deep thinkers
  • The are usually:
  • Creative writers or artists
  • Good at seeing through lies and tricks
  • Good at working with background noise
  • Thinking about many things at one time, comparing and contrasting thoughts