What Is Abacus?
The name Abacus is derived from Latin abax word. Abacus is defined wooden rectangular shape box lined with vertical rods fitted with beads. Its one of the ancient tools used for calculations. Each bead can represent one number. There were many types of abacuses. Some of them are Russian, Chinese, Japanese. Chinese Abacus was most popular of them all. The most difficult calculation can be solved by the abacus. It increases concentration, confidence, and many more capabilities of the child.
History And Research
- The abacus is also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool.
- Although today many use calculators and computers instead of abaci to calculate, abaci still remain in common use in some countries.
- Around the world, abaci have been used in pre-schools and elementary schools as an aid in teaching the numeral system and arithmetic.
Concentration can be increased with the help of Abacus. As it involves a lot of brain activity.
By using Abacus you use numbers excellently, which makes a habit and memorization is done on a greater level
Doing Abacus helps the child to do the maths mentally without much trouble and with lots of practice.
Abacus does help in maths but as it increases every other good thing it also builds confidence in the child.