# Abacus

**Abacus** is a method of mental calculation. Performed on a virtual image of the abacus formed in the mind, it is based on the principles of abacus calculation.

In this case, the abacus is merely a tool, through regular practice of which children are able to visualize and internalize the image of the abacus in their mind.

## How Abacus Works?

The abacus is a fun tool to do math with. **Abacus Classes** helps you learn all about the base ten system (which is the one we use for ordinary math), patterns among numbers, and how to do math in your head. It is probably the best tool in the world for most people to get a good grasp of numbers with.

Why should I learn to use an abacus when can a calculator is one of the questions hear most people think that just some exotic toy would be like calling Galileo Italian guy.

The main reason to learn how to use an abacus, is because it will teach you how to manipulate numbers – how each digit relates to the others, and how to use that knowledge to get very good at understanding how to do all the major operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

The abacus classes will also give you a handle on how base systems work. For instance, you can use an abacus to do math in the decimal system (which we use in everyday math) and the binary system (which is used in computer science).

Understanding decimals becomes a breeze when you know how to use an abacus. Exponents and square roots can also be done with a little practice.

## How fast abacus can be?

By activating both sides of the brain, all students can achieve calculation speeds that were previously only achievable by math geniuses.

As a matter of fact, in Dec. 2000, a first-year student and his 2 sisters broke 4 Guinness world records with this very same method of calculation.

## How can abacus benefit my children?

Image Abacus classes trains the students to use the left hemispheres (logical side) to manipulate the virtual abacus (image) on the right hemispheres (abstract side). This unique exercise fosters and strengthens the brain function and can improve the following areas:

- Confidence in calculation.
- Mental calculation, which is the ultimate resource
- Sense of achievement as one’s proficiency improves
- Tremendous development of the right brain
- Greater mental capacity
- Intuitive thinking
- Problem solving capability
- Enhances creativity
- Memory capacity
- Concentration and mental endurance.

In short, image abacus training/classes will help any child to retain knowledge more effectively and become more proficient in any subject, especially math.