The abacus is taught as part of maths curricula in primary schools across most Asian countries. It is also widely taught as an extra-curricular module after school.
The abacus continues to generate tremendous interests in children and adults alike for its hands-on nature. It is a tool which enables intuitive learning and harnesses the natural potential in many children. It allows children to understand numbers and place value concepts easily.
This teacher soroban is operated on a standing position to enable students to see what is being shown to them.
This student soroban has been cleverly designed to allow children as young as 3 or 4 to manipulate the beads.
Benefits and uses
Improves children’s maths skills independent of their underlying abilities. Hence, enhances children's attitude towards learning maths and boosts confidence.
Enable the integration of the use of sight, sound and finger movements which develop children’s ability to call up images and patterns.
Spatial ability is highly applicable in the areas of architecture, engineering, science, maths and the arts.
Helps dyslexic children improve their numeracy skills as dyslexic children are generally visual and tactile learners.
Increases children’s concentration spans and develop their mental ability to compute large sums within seconds.