How does the program work?
Using the Abacus : The program starts with teaching the child how to use the abacus to solve basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). Working with abacus demands concentration and coordinated interaction of eyes, both hands and both sides of the brain. This coordination of both sides is the key to superior intellectual abilities.
Mental Calculations: As the child becomes comfortable using the Abacus, they are taught to perform calculations mentally, using an imaginary Abacus. This trains the brain to work with pictures and enhances visualization which leads to the development of the usually underdeveloped right side of the brain.
Other Techniques: During each class, various teaching methods are used that are specifically designed to develop and enhance key skills. Examples include:
- Flash cards to develop concentration and photographic emory.
- Fast writing to develop speed, accuracy, concentration and listening skills.
- Random numbers to develop memory and listening skills.