The abacus is an ancient mathematical instrument used for calculation. The Abacus is one of the world’s first real calculating tools. The word abacus is derived from the Greek word “Abax” means counting board. Learning to do ac calcdulations on Abacus helps children develop their right brain
. These right brain
developments help the child in improving their Memory, Visualization, concentraton, Confidence, imaginative and creative thinking.
Advantages of learning abacus
The abacus training consists of accurate performance with simple procedures.
The abacus students are found to be superior in the accuracy of their memory and the number of digits t6hey are able to memorize when compared with non-abacus learners of the same age. This is because abacus students place numbers on the abacus image in their head as they mentally calculate with the abacus method.
Development of the right brain by the abacus method of mental calculation.
The human brain
consists of the right brain
and left brain
but their functions differ. The left brain
is referred as the digital brain
. It controls reading and writing, calculations and logical thinking. The right brain
is referred as the analog brain
. It controls three-dimensional sense, creativity, and artistic senses. So, abacus learners are thought how to use there right side of the brain
and utilize hundred percent of their brain
Image thinking of abacus user is higher. Neural activity in the right brain increases rapidly.
The study conducted by various researchers found that the abacus students b waves
,whih indicate active area of the brain
, appeared on the right hemisphere while listening to music and on the right brain
Verbal thinking and image processing
The abacus learning improves everything about the right brain
, such as a sense of art and music. The ability to visualize can be out to use for other subjects and behaviours. The abacus learning is useful to easily grasp images in addition and subtract ion problems, because the beads are moving in front of their eyes.
The Abacus is becoming very popular now a days. The user of an abacus is called an abacist. After learning how to do calculation on the abacus children visualize and start doing calculations with out the board. They can do all mathematical calculations like addition, multiplication, division, square root, cube root and decimals without any paper
, pen, or calculator