The mental arithmetic programme taught at Abakus centres complies with international standards. We are constantly improving the method to ensure it remains interesting to new generations of students and parents.

**So, what does your child gain from the standard 2-2.5-year Abakus programme, which leads on to the basic competition level?**

1. Introduction to numbers 1-9 and two-digit numbers. Hand positioning (how to write numbers), development of fine motor skills and interaction between two sides of the brain, speech development.

2. Abakus counting:

- Introduction to the abacus.
- Introduction to numbers 1-9 and two-digit numbers.
- Adding and subtracting two-digit numbers using the simple method.

3. Group games and Brain Fitness exercises:

- Improved concentration and attention span, visual thinking, photographic and auditory memory through images (flashcards) and mental counting.
- Development of maths skills, logic and spatial reasoning puzzles.
- Improved sharpness, attention and powers of observation.
- Reduced inhibition.
- Children develop a love for maths and learning in general. The lessons make children more motivated to study.

1. Abakus counting:

- Addition and subtraction: performing calculations with various combinations of one-digit numbers (6+8-2+3+9+4-7+8-5).
- Improved finger dexterity.

2. Mental counting:

- One-digit number exercises (5+7-2+6).
- Development of concentration and attention span, visual thinking, photographic and auditory memory through mental counting.

3. Group games and Brain Fitness exercises:

- Development of maths skills, logic and spatial reasoning puzzles.
- Improved sharpness, attention and powers of observation.
- Increased motivation to study.

1. Abakus counting:

- Addition and subtraction: combining one- and two-digit numbers (27+5-14+9+67-3+82-5+16-9).

2. Mental counting:

- One-digit number exercises (8+3-6+8-2).
- Multiplication tables.
- Development of concentration and attention span, visual thinking, photographic and auditory memory through mental counting.

3. Group games and Brain Fitness exercises:

- Development of maths skills, logic and spatial reasoning puzzles.
- Improved sharpness, attention and powers of observation.
- Increased motivation to study.

1. Abakus counting:

- Addition and subtraction: combining two-digit numbers (86+54-25+46+98-31+79-64+76-59).
- Multiplication: two-digit and three-digit numbers by one-digit numbers (65 x 8, 893 x 4).
- Division: dividing two-digit and three-digit numbers by one-digit numbers (96 ÷ 9; 332 ÷ 4).

2. Mental counting:

- One- and two-digit number exercises (7+8-2+5-6+7); (4+28-4+95).
- Development of visual thinking, photographic and auditory/verbal memory through mental counting.

3. Group games and Brain Fitness exercises:

- Development of maths skills, logic and spatial reasoning puzzles.
- Improved sharpness, attention and powers of observation.
- Increased motivation to study.

1. Abakus counting:

- Addition and subtraction: combining two- and three-digit numbers (314-72+765-97+546+23-375+37+457-21).
- Multiplication: multiplying two-digit numbers by two-digit numbers (91 x 85).
- Division: dividing three-digit and four-digit numbers by one-digit numbers (4743 ÷ 9).

2. Mental counting:

- One-digit number exercises (8+4-3+8-1+9-3).
- Exercises combining one- and two-digit numbers (56-3+94+9-4).
- Development of visual thinking, photographic and auditory/verbal memory through mental counting.

3. Group games and Brain Fitness exercises:

- Development of maths skills, logic and spatial reasoning puzzles.
- Improved sharpness, attention and powers of observation.
- Increased motivation to study.

1. Abakus counting:

- Addition and subtraction: decimals (47.84+0.36-1.46+34.09+3.95+7.29-54.29+12.48+4.95-2.49).
- Multiplication: three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers (612x59).
- Division: three- and four-digit numbers by two-digit numbers (1184÷16).

2. Mental counting:

- Development of visual thinking, photographic and auditory/verbal memory through mental counting: (67+39-28+58); (65x8); (621÷9).

3. Group games and Brain Fitness exercises:

- Development of maths skills, logic and spatial reasoning puzzles.
- Improved sharpness, attention and powers of observation.
- Increased motivation to study.

Our mental arithmetic course takes the flaws of the education system into account. Children find studying it easy and enjoyable. That’s how a love for knowledge and the foundations for successful education are formed!