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Today, we all know benefit of learning and marveling at mathematics. And every time we visit our children’s schools we see Chinese and Indian students K-5 learning marveling at SATs. And we all know why they reach your goals in Engineering and Medical fields. Answer is quite simple, they are good at Mathematics. But why are they so good? How did they study Mathematics that makes them so good at that one arduous subject?
When we go to teacher meetings we are told by the teachers, to amazing at Mathematics one must practice, practice and practice. But what if the child seems to lose interest in practicing mathematics? We all have had our share of experiencing and enjoying the boring boring task of memorizing times tables. And after so many years, the same is repeated by the teachers everywhere, except, Asia. What do these Asians (Chinese, Japanese people, Indians, etc. ) do to make their children so good with Mathematics? Answer is quite simple, practice, practice & practice. But the facts that those students actually practice?
Lately, Abacus mathematics has had some of these Cookware nations by storm. Abacus is a Latin word that has its beginning in the Greek words abax or abakon (meaning “table” or “tablet”) which experts claim, possibly originated from the Semitic word abq, meaning “sand”. The abacus is an instrument, a manual tool invented by the Chinese 2000 years ago. Over the past five years, in nations like Malaysia, Taiwan and The indian subcontinent, countless tutoring centers like Sylvan, Huntington and Kumon have leapt up but with one goal in mind, coach abacus mathematics. Most of these centers offer training using the Japanese people “Soroban abacus”, which has one second line of drops and four lower rows. The Soroban abacus is specially effective for teaching exact establishing skills to young children.
Using an abacus, a child can do all math computations up to 10 digits and master the skill of accomplishing it in your head, without relying on modern devices such as calculators.
There are procedures and training methodologies to perfect abacus use. When children use your hands to move the drops for small and large math computations, the quick communication between hands and brain not only stimulates brain cells promoting speedier and faster calculations ability but also promotes quick, balanced and whole brain development.
Now that you know what are all the benefits of learning abacus mathematics — let us continue talking about practicing mathematics. Every book comes with few practice problems and we always think that these few problems are not enough. You want more practice problems for our children and students. The next best alternative is to find mathematics practice worksheets. There are many websites that offer you download-able practice worksheets for a small fee. And there are some websites that offer you for free. Some offer you predefined sheets where as very few websites offer you build your own mathematics practice worksheets.
Usage of mathematics practice sheets early on can transfuse a great habit of enjoying mathematics and at the same time help to firm up mental mathematics skills. And using these sheets to perform abacus mathematics in your head is absolute fun for a child.