Mental Arithmetic is a form of calculation that is solely done by the human mind, using mental power or by performing mathematical calculations mentally. According to scientific studies and research, mental abilities in children must be developed by the age of 12. The degree of brain development is achieved by a child during this time and has a great influence over his or her future. By the use of an ancient Chinese instrument like ABACUS, the child’s mental strength improves to a great extent.
COURSE DESIGN: The course intends to teach every child to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with minimal effort and time. Initially it starts with units, tens and goes on to hundreds and so on. The course is divided into 10 levels spread out uniformly over a period of five years. Each level has a set of teaching guidelines, workbooks and assessment worksheets. Individual attention is given to every child to learn the skill of using and working with the help of the tool. Then, gradually, the use of the tool is withdrawn and we make the child visualize the process of calculation in his/her mind and solve the sums on their own. The child is assessed periodically, and at the end of each level, is issued a certificate.