Mental Arithmetic is a form of calculation that does not involve
the use of any physical or external gadgets / instruments such as a
calculator or a computer. It (calculations) is solely done by human mind
using mental power or performing mathematical calculations mentally.
According to scientific studies and research mental
abilities in children must be developed by the age of 12. Mental growth is
most rapid before the age of 12 (Please refer to the graph listed above)
the degree of mental development achieved by a child during this time has a
great influence over his/her future.
The Learning Age
is the Best Learning Age for the Children?
According to the analysis on the development of nervous
tissues, the development and growth of the nervous will begin from 4 to 6
years old with the quickest speed, the progression will slow down after 12
years old when growth reaches 75% During the juvenile level, these cells
will grow up to 90% of an adult or in other words, the liaison net of the
nervous tissue reaches 90%.
The greatest growth of human brain is during 4 to 14 years
old where during this period, the frequency of brain wave increases
gradually from theta (relaxing stage) to Alpha level (relax but conscious).
Children in Alpha level have plentiful imagination and quicker learning
ability. As they grow older into their juvenile age (the Beta level, the
sober period), thoughts will become more complicated and rational, and
mainly think with left-brain.
The relativity theory introduced in 1916 by Einstein had
shocked the science circles. He illustrated the relativity theory as an
outcome of idea. He used his right brain to create an amazing journey of
thought and used his left-brain to develop a set of mathematical theories to
explain the fairyland he saw.
The drawing, composition, lines and model in rough drafts
of Picasso were shown the mathematical and geometrical concept. This proved
that there are hidden potentials of science and acts every brain. The only
difference is that both brains are not equally developed, otherwise this
will double our network growth progress.