This course uses the abacus as a simple calculating tool to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers. Step by step, student will first master addition and subtraction, then multiplication and division.
Students are expected memorize the finger patterns for addition and subtraction, and accurately complete the classic exercise of adding from one to one hundred. Also, each student should become able to do multiplication and division of two-digit numbers.
Although it is true that as a practical tool, the abacus is outdated compared to the modern four-function calculator, learning to calculate numbers with an abacus is a great way improve fundamental math skills, not to mention that you’ll grasping a unique aspect of Chinese culture and history.