abacus learning - aloha mind math

What is Abacus Learning?

The abacus is a tool invented by the Mesopotamians, and improved as a mathematical tool by the Greek scholar Tetramachus. It was used in China for more than 900 years as a mathematical instrument.

Abacus is an incredible tool not only for math calculation but the process of calculation also improves the overall performance of the human mind. ALOHA program use the abacus for teaching the basics of mental arithmetic and improving both right and left brain development which is one of the keys to the ALOHA methodology.

Benefits of Abacus Learning

  • Solving Math operations with Accuracy and speed
  • Ability to concentrate and pay attention
  • Creativity and visualization capacity
  • Listening and observational skills
  • Photographic memory and spatial orientation
  • Self-confidence
  • Analytical skills

ALOHA Mental Arithmetic utilizes the abacus as a fundamental learning element, for their universality and easy handling for children of all ages. Children start to do math operations with help of the abacus and gradually visualize the abacus while doing math operations mentally. With practice and achieving different levels in the program, kids are able to perform math operations (additions, subtraction, divisions, multiplications, square roots, powers, decimal operations, percentages and combined operations) with outstanding speed and with great accuracy, without a calculator or pencil and paper. With this process, the right hemisphere of the brain is stimulated (memory, imagination, concentration, abstraction, etc.), which contributes to the development of the brain.

ALOHA Mind Math stimulates analytical and creative abilities of children, contributing positively to the development of the two cerebral hemispheres (left and right) allowing children to improve their capacity for learning, concentration and observation.

Note for parents

At ALOHA Mind Math Canada, with the help of Abacus learning, we teach students the skills to quickly analyze and deliver answers to complex math problems within seconds. This help a child’s mental learning abilities, concentration power, and holistic development of the brain. Time is essential; get your child ahead of the race. You can enroll your child for mental math classes at Aloha. Register online here or call 604-597-8663 for more details.

Aloha Mind Math Canada Programs

Aloha Mind Math Programs – Tiny Tots & Kids

The “Tiny Tots” program designed for children aged 5-7. This program is divided into 10 levels, with a duration of 3-4 months for each level. Because this program is aimed at younger children, it is paced to be slower than our “kids” program, but out Tiny Tots finish at the same level as our students. Many parents prefer the Tiny Tots program because children’s minds are more adaptable and impressionable at this age.

The “Kids” program is designed for children aged 8-13. This program is divided into 8 levels, with a duration of 3-4 months for each level.

Activities

The ALOHA Mental Arithmetic program has different activities to ensure that children will have fun during class and at the same time keep an optimum attention level. Some activities that are part of the educational planning from ALOHA Mental Arithmetic are: Number dictation, speed test, calculus championship, timed test, games in pairs or groups, etc.

Schedule

In both our ‘kids’ and ‘tiny tots’ program, students attend two classes each week, once a week for 2 hours. Children are encouraged to practice at home with some 5-15 minutes take home exercises to improve their skills.

Courses

ALOHA Mental arithmetic offers two different educational courses according to the age of the children that are starting the program:

The difference between the courses is that Tiny Tots starts gradually since it is for smaller children. The first four levels of Tiny Tots equal the first two levels from Kids Course. The educational material used in class is different: Tiny Tots’ books have coloring, drawings and shapes while Kids’ books are focused in numbers. At the end of both courses, children can solve the same math facts with the same speed.

Tests

There is a test at the end of every level. Children must clear the test to gain admission to the next level.


Contact Aloha today to enroll for out Tiny Tots or Kids program. Call 1-844 88-ALOHA (25642)for more information.