Children have an amazing ability to learn, but their vast brain potential is not always nurtured to the fullest extent.

With the proper guidance and tools, children as young as 4 or 5 are capable of mastering mathematical skills and calculating ability that will yield benefits that last a lifetime.

“Learning Mathematics with the Abacus” is a set of books offering simple, enjoyable instructions for using the abacus, an ancient calculating device that provides modern children with valuable mental stimulation and proficiency in mathematics.

Scientific analyses indicate abacus training can improve a child's ability to:

concentrate, visualize, memorize, observe, and process information.

But how can it accomplish all that, and so much more?

Our brain has two hemispheres, the left brain and the right brain.

About 95% of our children use only the left brain, which provides the ability to analyze information concerning languages and sound.

But the right side of the brain, which is focused on thinking, creativity and integration of information, needs to be used and stimulated as well.

Learning to use the abacus can help develop this right brain/left brain integration.

When children use both hands to move abacus beads in arithmetic calculations, it stimulates cells in both the right and left sides of the brain.

This results in quick, balanced whole brain development, leading to greater mental capacity.

Using the abacus, a child can do all arithmetic calculations up to 10 digits without relying on an electronic calculator.

Nurtureminds publishes "Learning Mathematics with the Abacus" as well as abacus and mental arithmetic reference materials.

We offer three books with simple step-by-step instructions that make learning the abacus enjoyable.

Beginners use the Learning Mathematics with the Abacus Year 1 textbook and activity book to start adding and subtracting numbers up to 100. They begin by identifying the different parts of the abacus, holding and using it correctly, mastering the right fingering technique in moving the beads, and learning to visualize as they calculate.

The Learning Mathematics with the Abacus Year 2 textbook focuses on addition and subtraction of numbers up to 1,000, and develops addition and multiplication skills.

These books have been used by tens of thousands of students in Malaysia and many other nations. They are regarded as the best abacus learning books for children on the market.

Activities in these books have been carefully designed and structured by our panel of academicians, curriculum specialists and instructional designers to ensure that pupils not only learn mathematics effectively, but also develop the ability to perform mental calculations.

With these books, you can help your child achieve more than just math skills. You can boost your child's confidence, provide a sense of achievement, promote intuitive thinking, enhance problem-solving capability, enhance creativity, and improve concentration and mental endurance.

Find out more on why our books are becoming increasingly popular in many countries like Malaysia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, India, Singapore and elsewhere. They have become valuable teaching tools in schools, tuition centers and community centers, and are used by homeschooling parents around the world.

By: NurtureMinds

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www.NurtureMinds.com/ is owned by Dhaval Shrimankar, a private tutor based in Fairfax VA.

## Thursday, 24 July 2008

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Thank you for another great article. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect way of writing?

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An interesting article! I use a Rekenrek with my students. Similar to an abacus but changes color after 5 beads which helps with visual recognition of amounts. I find that using the Rekenrek regularly has a real impact on mental math skills.

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