The word abacus is derived from the Latin word abax, which means a flat surface, board or tablet. As such, an abacus is a calculating table or tablet. The abacus is the oldest device in history to be used for arithmetic purposes, such as counting. It is typically an open wooden rectangular shape with wooden beads on vertical rods. Each bead can represent a different number. For simple arithmetic purposes, each bead can represent one number. So, as a person moves beads from one side to the other, they would count, 'one, two, three', etc. An abacus can be used to calculate large numbers, as well. The columns of beads could represent different place values. For example, one column may represent numbers in the hundreds, while another column may represent numbers in the thousands. .
The image displayed is that of a structure of an abacus
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them basic subjects such as math and reading.
An abacus instrument allows performing basic operations like Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. It can also carry out operations such as counting up to decimal places, calculates sums having negative numbers etc
The purpose of our efforts to develop the Indian Abacus was to make the learning of the abacus based skills by children, Easier, faster and stress - free with particular focus to facilitate the children to learn numbers and identify them as colour images, to Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide them in doing the calculations.
The Indian Abacus is an educational counting tool for learning to do fast and accurate mental arithmetic, more particularly it helps in enhancing their brain skills such as CONCENTRATION, VISUALIZATION, Listening Skill, Self Confidence, speed, and Accuracy by activating the right brain.
Mental Math: Initially the child moves the Sliders in the Physical Abacus to do arithmetic sums. After 3 level, the Child imagines the Abacus in its mind and can do arithmetic sums without the use of the physical Abacus.
The Abacus based Mathematical skills remains in the brain as long-term memory throughout their life and helps in their career development which in turn add to the human asset of the country.
Indian Abacus tool for Tutor can be used in the Play Schools to teach numbers as a learning apparatus for the younger children of the age group 2 - 5 years.
ABACUS Helps the students to overcome the fears of mathematics and Academic excellence in all subjects.