The largest benefit of Abaku method is that it bravely enters a realm today considered almost taboo – the realm of mathematics.
Abaku supports natural playfulness and helps to develop mathematical skills. It doesn’t teach you to solve equations or construct geometric figures but it will help you to retain calculating skills. It completely replaces drill with a game.
Arithmetic is crucial for mastering the whole math.
Math is like building a house. A house cannot stand properly if there are missing parts. You cannot build another floor if you haven’t finished the previous one.
Abaku helps to reinforce the foundations. It teaches children to calculate in natural numbers and allows them to gain skills that make it easier to learn advanced information. By practising simple arithmetic, you can mechanise your basic mathematical skills so that when you see a number you
know right away ho to multiply or divide it etc.
One doesn’t become a good football player just because he/she has talent. His/her shape is mainly a result of training and thorough exercise. Abaku is like a training. We don’t teach children to play a whole match, we practice scoring from various angles.
I witnessed children leaving my class, saying with satisfaction that it was a great math class today because they didn’t have to learn anything, just played with Abaku.
We don’t have to tell them that they calculated dozens, maybe hundreds of equations during the class, that they developed their logical thinking, combination skills, persistence, and sense for math.
We know it.
We don’t have to tell them that their attitude to math has changed; that they are enjoying the classes and looking forward to them.
They know it.