Abacus has got benefits which are beyond Maths. The major benefits are:
Kids are trained to be involved in different processes happening at the same time. They gradually learn how to be focused on the task in hand and ignore different kinds of distraction.
Improves Listening & Observation
Through the training on the Flash Cards (one of the mental training tools and during solving mental training tools) and during solving mental math problems, kids take only a glance at the card or problem to start the numbers processing. With time, this significantly enhances their observation abilities. The same goes for listening since kids are trained to hear numbers only once during problem solving, because numbers are not repeated. With the continuous use of active listening, kids will develop significantly improved listening skills.
Improves Imagination & Visualization
Kids are challenged to start forming a virtual abacus early in the training and soon will start using this imaginary or virtual abacus in solving problems. This continuous use of imagination and visualization techniques significantly improves the kid’s skill in these two mental parameters.
Kids memorize different images during their numbers’ training and during solving problems; they tend to memorize momentarily each image constructed on the virtual abacus after doing any arithmetic and before giving the final answer. This continuous use and training of memory significantly improve this ability especially what is known as the photographic memory.
Enhances Accuracy & Speed
In U C MAS one of the real challenges is time. Kids are gradually trained to give extremely accurate result in shorter and shorter times. This continuous challenge will teach kids how to optimize the use of time while staying accurate.
Having developed imagination and visualization as well as memory, concentration and the other mental parameters and through the whole process of the right brain training and activation, kids will find it easier to be creative and inspired.
As a result of the continuous positive feedback received from parents, teachers, peers, and the community as well as the exposure during the program to different audiences in demonstrations, national and international competitions, along with the improved mental abilities – kids will be given an extremely powerful boost to their self –image and confidence that will further help them in their future challenges.
Lays down a Strong foundation for Academic Achievement
Having developed all the above-mentioned parameters, it is normal for kids at U C MAS to have a very strong foundation for academic achievement and excellence.
Develops Astonishing Mental Arithmetic Abilities
is a very natural end result for U C MAS, since kids will deal with numbers in a smooth and entertaining way. Usually kids will be able to solve arithmetic problems mentally faster than a calculator! It is worth mentioning here that U C MAS is not a mathematics drilling program. Children are not drilled with repetitive ongoing exercises. U C MAS is designed to teach young learners a skill – one that will stay with them forever.