Activating both sides of the brain
Fast Math is just the beginning
What is Image Abacus?
Image Abacus is a method of mental calculation. Performed on a virtual image of the abacus formed in the mind, it is based on the principles of abacus calculation. In this case, the abacus is merely a tool, through regular practice of which children are able to visualize and internalize the image of the abacus in their mind.
How fast can it be?
By activating both sides of the brain, all students can achieve calculation speeds that were previously only achievable by math geniuses.
As a matter of fact, in Dec. 2000, a first-year student and his 2 sisters broke 4 Guinness world records with this very same method of calculation.
Read the full story at the Taiwan Government’s official web site.
How can it benefit my children?
Image Abacus trains the students to use the left hemispheres (logical side) to manipulate the virtual abacus (image) on the right hemispheres (abstract side). This unique exercise fosters and strengthens the brain function and can improve the following areas:
- Confidence in calculation.
- Mental calculation, which is the ultimate resource.
- Sense of achievement as one’s proficiency improves.
- Tremendious development of the right brain
- Greater mental capacity.
- Intuitive thinking.
- Problem solving capability.
- Enhances creativity.
- Memory capacity.
- Concentration and mental endurance.