Introduction to the Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Course
The instruction of Abacus and Mental Arithmetic, based on Abacus Calculative Theory, teaches students to visualize the abacus in their minds. Through a series of training lessons, a conditional reflex is formed mentally, and the students will learn these intellectual skills and rapid calculation methods. During practice, the children's ears, eyes, fingers and brains are working together simultaneously, carefully looking up or listening to questions, manipulating an actual abacus or picturing one mentally, and remembering the answers to every step in the problem's solution. This is extremely useful and effective training which improves a child's focusing ability and strengthens the memory. The learning process involves doing mental exercises which stimulate the brain to react quickly, expanding memory capacity to store abacus picture information when students are doing mental practice. The whole mental arithmetic process reflects a dynamic of manipulating an abacus in the mind by constantly replacing abacus pictures of answers for every step of a question, mentally. It benefits the brain's concentration, memorization, imagination, and logical thinking. Like a golden key which unlocks intelligence development, mastering the abacus and mental calculation not only helps in improving math skills, but also provides a boost to the study of other academic subjects throughout any student's academic career.
The golden age for learning Abacus and Mental Arithmetic is for children from 4 to 12. This program will be a small size class which has no more than 12 students. We use bilingual teaching with English as the main language. The abacus class are offered in both fall semester (August-December) and spring semester (January-May), with approximately 16 sessions each. We use Abacus Class Textbook 1 in fall semester, and use Abacus Class Textbook 2 in spring semester.
Abacus class sessions
Time: Sundays except holiday
Beginner Level: 3:00-4:00pm
Medium Level: 4:00-5:00 pm,
Abacus class tuition:
Each semester (~16 sessions): $180 ($160 for student enrolled in SCS Chinese class)
Pre-pay two semesters: $340 ($290 for student enrolled in SCS Chinese Class)
* Tuition is due on first session of each semester. Late tuition payment will have additional late charge $10 per week for every week after the due date.
School Location: 660 Menlo Dr., Rocklin, CA 95765
(co-located with Western Sierra Collegiate Academy)
Contact: Joy Zou (Email: email@example.com )
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每学期(~16次): $180 ($160 如果学生注册SCS中文课）
一学年（2个学期一次付清）: $340 ($290 如果学生注册SCS中文课)
660 Menlo Dr., Rocklin, CA 95765
联系人： Joy Zou (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org )