WHAT IS AN ABACUS?
The Abacus is a tool used to perform mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
WHAT IS ABACUS MENTAL MATH?
Abacus Mental Math is a program offered by Megamind Learning Centre which teaches students how to use the Abacus and perform mathematical operations in their minds.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO START THIS ABACUS MENTAL MATH PROGRAM?
Through years of experience and research, Megamind Learning Centre recommends the Abacus Mental Math Program to students between ages four to thirteen years.
WHY IS THIS PROGRAM ONLY FOR CHILDREN IN THE AGE GROUP OF 4 TO 13 YEARS?
The brain is still growing between the ages of four to thirteen years. This allows for children to grasp concepts easily and with speed.
HOW MANY CLASSES ARE CONDUCTED IN A WEEK?
The Abacus Mental Math Program includes one class per week. The duration of this class is usually two hours.
ARE THERE DIFFERENT LEVELS IN THE PROGRAM?
The Megamind Abacus Mental Math Program involves different levels with a new level unlocked after a written assessment. There are eleven levels for students in the age range of four to six years and eight levels for students ages seven and up.
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF EACH LEVEL?
Megamind Learning Centre understands that each student works at their own pace. Each level usually takes students approximately three months to complete.
DO YOU ALSO CONDUCT ABACUS MENTAL MATH COMPETITIONS?
Yes, we conduct an Annual Abacus Competition between students at all of our locations. Please ask the Chief Educator at your location for any upcoming competitions.
WHEN DOES MY CHILD GET PROMOTED TO THE NEXT LEVEL? ARE ANY CERTIFICATES GIVEN?
A written assessment is conducted at the end of every level. On successful completion of the level, the child will be promoted to the next level and a certificate of successful completion is awarded.