Whole brain development program for
A boon to parents and teachers, a simple technique taught
in early childhood, the abacus method originated in China. It is more than
a 2000 years old art and skill. This ancient art has survived the onslaught
of time, because it is a proven technique for the brain development.
Abacus!, the word is not an uncommon word. It is now accepted and practiced
in several countries China-principally, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia,
Singapore, India, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, U.K., and other
countries in the Middle East. This helps children far better in all areas
where learning is required.
The program Mental Arithmetic System is only a tool to
develop the right brain. The brain is made up of two hemispheres, the left
and the right, Research on the brain science reveals that the left
hemisphere provides analytical information concerning. Language and sound;
the right hemisphere provides integral - information process dealing with
information concerning shape and space. This program by increasing
processing and is good at dealing with contribute to the whole brain
development of the individual.
Left-brain governs the right limbs and the right brain,
left limbs. Conversely the action of the limbs also has an influence on the
development of the brain. The children are from infancy taught to use their
right hand for most have the work they do like eating and writing. So the
right hand is used more than the left hand throughout life, so the right
brain function is not well developed. The learning of Abacus mental
arithmetic accelerates the development of brain.
The brain of a six-year-old child has reached the weight
of 1200 gram making up 86% of the adult brain. At this time the child has
approached the sensitive period of thinking in their visual receptivity,
aural recognition of sound and flexibility of finger muscles. So we work
with children from 4 to 12 years.
In western countries today, the abacus is seen chiefly as
a kindergarten-teaching tool. In the Middle East, Russia, and the Orient,
however, it is still very much a part of modern life, used not only by
tradesmen but also by business offices and even by racetrack cashiers. The
Russian abacus is a frame of ten undivided rods holding ten beads each,
called the s'choty. A somewhat similar abacus is called a cherub by the
Armenians, and coulba by Turks. This type apparently developed among the
Arabs or Persians and was carried northward to Russia in comparatively
As a result of more efficient design and methods of
operation, the use of the abacus has actually been increasing in Japan in
recent decades. The use of the abacus is part of the arithmetic curriculum
in grade schools; Japanese abacisats are recognized as skilled
professionals, trained in special schools and licensed as first-grade,
second-grade, or third-grade operators according to speed and accuracy.
The speed and accuracy of abacus calculations was
demonstrated in 1946 in Japan in a contest held between a Japanese soroban
expert and a highly skilled desk-calculator operator selected by
competition among U.S.Army payroll clerks. The abacus came out ahead in
addition, subtraction, division, and problems involving combinations of these
operations. The electronic calculator won only the multiplication contest.
COURTESY: ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL.1
EDITION: NEW ON 1999.