Abacus West offers 2 innovative math enrichment programs: (i) the coreAbacus Mathprogram is for children aged 5 to 12, and (ii)AW Discover Mathis for children aged 3 and 4.
The core Abacus West program teaches children the fundamentals of mathematics while improving their focus and concentration skills. We introduce students to tactile learning while they manipulate the beads of a Japanese abacus (Soroban) with their hands to perform math calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). Students are taught how to visualize a “mental abacus”, enabling them to perform math calculations in their minds (Anzan) without the assistance of a physical abacus. Students benefit from enhanced visualization skills, increased focus & concentration, a higher level of self-confidence, and reinforcement of core math abilities. Abacus math programs also increase the child’s brain development.