Proper technique of clearing and stirring beads on the abacus using two hands simultaneously.
Effective speedy calculation techniques which involve the four operations of numerals (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
What is the best time for a child to start learning?
The best period to start our course is when a child starts writing numbers (from 0 to 9). Children from late kindergarten to primary one or two have the best learning and absorbing brain power (with reference to the stages of development of the brain). This is the best time for nurturing the brain’s abilities and a critical stage at which a child can start to grasp mathematical concepts.
Is it too late for a ten-year-old child to pick up abacus mental arithmetic?
No, it is never too late.
How can Ascent abacus help to increase a child’s intelligence?
Ascent abacus is designed to improve not only a child’s calculating ability and his/her understanding of arithmetic, but also to increase the memory power and creativity, the concentration level and the listening skill, as well as the ability to analyse problems. On top of loving math for lifelong success, our ultimate goal is to build the child’s confidence level in their schoolwork and life.
By stimulating both the left and the right sides of the brain during the training process, experts believe that abacus and image abacus training is the key to optimal learning capability.
Will it pose as a challenge to learn abacus if my child is left-handed?
The uniqueness of this two-hand four-finger abacus system will train the student to be able to stir the abacus beads using fingers with dexterity. Being left-handed means the child will need a little practice to be able to stir the beads on the abacus using the right hand skillfully. After perfecting the technique of using the right hand to stir the beads, he will then combine both the left and right hands to stir the beads when calculating questions involving formula.
Can my child enrol and join an existing class in the middle of a term? Will my child be able to follow the on-going lesson?
Yes, your child is able to join an existing class in the middle of a term. Ascent abacus provides a unique learning environment where individual student learns at his/her own pace with personalised teaching using carefully-designed teaching materials catering to his/her needs and progress.
Yes, your child will be able to follow the lesson. You will see an interesting phenomenon in Ascent abacus as students of different ages with different level of skills embark on the course in the same classroom using different learning materials pitched at individual progress.