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ABACUS MENTAL MATH
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Abacus Mental Math

Megamind Learning Centre is well-renowned for its Abacus Mental Math Program which teaches students to correctly calculate math problems in their head with speed to rival a calculator. Whether it be addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division, the mastering of these operations will provide students with the tools to be successful in school as well as construct a strong foundation to achieve their future aspirations.
It Starts with the Abacus
The Abacus is a prominent tool in the history of mathematics and was first developed in Ancient China around 500 B.C. Shortly afterwards, the Abacus became common all throughout China and slowly created an impact on a global scale. At present, the Abacus is celebrated and widely taught by organizations like Megamind Learning Centre.
Megamind Learning Centre provides fun-filled and interactive Abacus Mental Math classes for children between ages four to thirteen years. These specific ages have been decided by teaching experts at Megamind Learning Centre through years of experience and research. The brain is still growing in this age range and children are able to grasp new concepts, learn, and adapt with ease as well as speed.
We make our Students SHINE
Megamind Learning Centre uses the ‘right-brain and left-brain’ philosophy to encourage students to perform their best in the Abacus Mental Math Program. It is widely believed that the two sides of the brain, the right side and the left side, have different skills which must be unlocked by individuals to reach their full potential and brainpower. The righthand side is associated with creativity and intuition while the left-hand side is known for mathematical thinking and logic. Whether a person is left-brained or right-brained is primarily determined by their dominant hand, with right-handed individuals being more inclined to use the left brain and vice versa.
The Megamind Abacus Mental Program can stimulate the use of both sides of the brain in our students. Using the Abacus involves utilizing both hands to perform all the functions on the tool. As students begin using both their dominant and non-dominant hands together, they will be using both sides of their brain simultaneously. This provides them with the additional skills and tools to achieve their dreams and make them SHINE as individuals. At Megamind Learning Centre, we encourage and celebrate your child’s growth.
Benefits of Megamind Abacus
The Megamind Abacus Mental Math Program is well-known for its many benefits. Through our years of experience teaching countless students about the Abacus, we have narrowed down the benefits to a select few.
  • Learning how to use the Abacus and perform operations with ease can contribute to the student’s self-confidence as well as providing them with a positive attitude.
  • When children attend Abacus Mental Math classes from a young age, they train their minds to perform math calculations quickly and accurately without the assistance of other tools. This helps keep them mentally active and alert, and will even improve their overall academic performance, especially in math classes.
  • The Abacus Mental Math Program can improve self-discipline and control in students.
  • Using the Abacus can improve focus and concentration while actively improving memory.
  • Participating in the Abacus Mental Math Program can result in students acquiring strong problem-solving skills, which are useful in all aspects of life.
The Abacus Mental Math Program will help students from ages four to thirteen learn a different and refreshing approach towards mathematical concepts, thus helping them build a strong academic foundation.
Why Choose Megamind Learning Centre?
Megamind Learning Centre will not just teach your child, we will celebrate their growth, effort, hard-work, and will help them reach for the stars. Our highly-trained educators will teach and guide students using our fun-filled and curated Abacus Mental Math curriculum to allow your child to milk the optimal amount of benefits from our program.
Megamind Learning Centre will not just teach your child, we will celebrate their growth, effort, hard-work, and will help them reach for the stars. Our highly-trained educators will teach and guide students using our fun-filled and curated Abacus Mental Math curriculum to allow your child to milk the optimal amount of benefits from our program.
We focus on developing good study habits and maintain a reasonable pace with the coursework. We understand that every student is different and follows a different pace which is why our educators can easily change their style of teaching to suit each type of student.
If you want to know more about our Mental Math program here at MegaMind Learning Centre, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
FAQ
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.
More Benefits
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING ABACUS MATH EARLY?
Starting the Abacus Mental Math Program at an early age can allow your child to grasp the concepts of arithmetic calculation early as well as numerous brain development benefits.
DOES MY CHILD BENEFIT FROM ABACUS PROGRAM IF THEY START LATE?
All children take the same amount of time to learn the fundamental abacus techniques; the older students can jump to higher levels much quicker and can compensate for their late start while getting the same lifelong benefits of this program.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN ABACUS MENTAL MATH?
Our Mental Math program is a very structured program. There are eight levels in all, and each level takes an estimated three months to complete. A lot of parents may observe improvement in math performance after completion of Level 2, but it takes at least two years for the program to complete and receive all the permanent benefits associated with this program.
HOW DOES THE ABACUS PROGRAM HELP SCHOOL WORK?
Children learn numbers by counting on their fingers, and it becomes very challenging to perform operations beyond the number ten. Abacus helps children overcome this problem by presenting the numbers and their relationships as concrete beads instead of the abstract method used for regular mathematics.

Performing mental calculations assist in enhancing the memory and improving the concentration of the child. Speed writing improves the reflexes of the child which helps them respond to the problems promptly, whereas oral calculations make the child an attentive listener. This program uses the multisensory techniques which involve coordination of visual (eyes), auditory (ears), kinesthetic (motor memory), and tactile (hands) senses to learn. This kind of multisensory teaching has been found to be very effective for students with learning disabilities as well. Overall, Abacus training provides assistance in making the child more confident and focused in the school.
WILL THIS PROGRAM CAUSE CONFUSION WITH SCHOOL MATH?
The Abacus is a tool which uses mental math techniques to solve simple to complex arithmetic calculations without using a calculator. Therefore it can be considered as just another math manipulative. In fact, the Elementary School Curriculum recognizes the importance of the use of manipulatives for supporting the effective learning of mathematics by all students and highlights the role of the Abacus as an example in building a strong conceptual understanding of place values.
DOES ABACUS HELP WITH SCHOOL MATH?
Children who have difficulties following the traditional method used in school to teach math are the ones who benefit the most out of the Megamind Abacus Mental Math Program. The concept of converting numbers into pictures helps them understand and perform math skills better, thus helping students improve their grades in school.
DO A+ STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM LEARNING ABACUS MENTAL MATH?
For a child who excels in school math, the Megamind Abacus Mental Math program helps them work faster on more complicated mathematical operations with greater accuracy, thus bringing out the genius within the students.
DOES MY CHILD GET HOMEWORK?
Yes, the children are expected to complete the homework they get after each class. Regular practice ensures timely completion of each level as well as a greater understanding of the concepts.
HOW IS LEARNING ABACUS DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER MATH PROGRAM?
The Megamind Abacus Mental Math Program provides an interesting method of learning mathematical operations through the use of concrete beads and visual receptors. This program utilizes logic and deep mathematical thinking which engages students more than repetitive worksheets offered in the traditional way of learning math.