Fearless Mathspert Mental Maths
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Appropriate for ages 5+ years
About this course
The abacus, which the Japanese call soroban, is an ancient device made up of parallel rods, each containing five beads each. It is still used in Japan and other Asian countries to teach students how to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and solve Arithmetic problems. Despite the advent of calculators in digital devices, it remains popular because by exercising the brain regularly under guided instructions, it helps develop mental skills that are still relevant, such as concentration and memorisation.
As a result, children have sharper, more alert minds, and this helps them not only in Mathematics but also in other subjects. They are also more confident to perform well in their secondary school maths exams and in university entrance and aptitude tests. (Reference)
Eventually, kids are able to perform mental maths calculations by using a virtual or imaginary abacus, without needing a physical abacus. Robokids has developed a proprietary system of teaching mental maths based on this derived technique of repetitive practice. Detailed work sheets have been developed utilising this method and sessions are conducted by trained instructors.
Appropriate for ages 5+ years. Enrolling at an early age is recommended as young kids respond better and faster to Abacus training. Children, irrespective of their age, are admitted in Stage 1 and progress to Stage 8 as they become proficient in each stage.
No more than 16 students are permitted in each class, allowing quality attention by the instructor.
The 8 stages are covered over a period of 1.5 - 2 years, depending on the child's ability to progress through the stages. Each stage coincides with a school term of 3 months.
Classes are conducted for 90 minutes, 2 sessions per week for level 1 and 1 session per week for other levels.
Apart from the 90 minute group classes, children need to practice at home for about 15-20 minutes every day.