This course consists of a total of 23 lessons which were supposed to complete in nearly 6 months in the past when the class met once a week. The tuition was $720 total but now is only a fraction of it. With the VOD learning system, you have an option to complete more than one class a week. The subscription will not expire until 120 days later. During the 120 days period, you will have access to all classes and homework/tests for this course. During the subscription, the student can opt to request for instructor led real-time online classes for a total of up to 2 hours. You can schedule an appointment with us when needed. The classes with an instructor will expire together with the expiration of the subscription.

All the tuition fee is non-refundable.

Learning abacus online makes it easier for students to learn at their own pace. The instructor made learning abacus fun, clear and easy. There is homework after each lesson. Performance report will be emailed for your review.

Abacus is considered the most effective way to initiate math for young children and sharpen math skills for everyone in the 21st century.

Learning abacus provides stimulations that are socially responsive and intellectually congruent for the growth of brain cells. It is encouraged that kids start with the Abacus Math program as early as possible once they can count from 0 to 10. Relatively older kids can jump start mental math levels after completing the first stage lessons. No matter what age does a pupil start abacus mental math, They will have the lifelong benefit as long as they stay in the program until middle school age and pass Level 2 or higher in the certification exam.

Why is the abacus mental math program so beneficial? The followings are the reasons.

[ Promoting Multisensory Integration ]

Children between 5 and 12 retain a large "plasticity" in their brains which shape according to environmental stimuli. Multisensory teaching is the use of all senses when teaching so that the different channels will support each other in learning. In an abacus math class, the pupil uses the visual channel (eyes), the auditory channel (ears) and kinesthetic (motor memory), and tactile (hands) to learn. Therefore, abacus math effectively motivates IQ effects through multisensory techniques. Multisensory techniques are also believed to be effective for students with learning disabilities.

[ Helping Academic Performance ]

* Establishes numeric relations in a clear and logical way for small children

* Enables the child to respond to questions promptly

* Elevates memory & attention span

* Encourages the child to dedicate full attention to study by listening more attentively and effectively

* Complements and supplements the arithmetic approaches adopted in schools

* Helps students overcome the fears of mathematics, if any, and gain confidence

* Makes the learner more confident and interested in school works, both curricular and extra-curricular

Learning abacus at IQ Abacus Math & Language School is especially different and will gain extra benefits because it

[ Creates a Love of Math ]

* Abacus + Music + Game = Math is fun! ™

* On-line mental math and progress tracking system

* Full-line comprehensive Singapore Math program allowing students to apply abacus mental math to solve grade-level math problems faster and easily

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Your hands can be used in two modes: regular and abacus modes. When the regular mode is "on", as most of the time, we use our fingers to count to 10. When the abacus mode is "on", our fingers can handle numbers all the way to 99! It's because the hands are used in the same way as two sticks (rods) on an abacus.
If you plan to enroll in the Abacus Math program later, this lesson is a perfect preparation for it. If you are interested in the school math program other than the abacus math, you may still find this method inspiring. By watch the free lessons, you can be familiar with the instructor and her teaching style.

This lesson uses a cheerful way to show students a simple yet useful concept: complementary numbers. When two numbers are complement in terms of 10, we call them "big friends". When two numbers are complement in terms of 5, we call them "small friends". The numbers 10 and 5 happen to correspond to numbers of fingers of our single and both hands, respectively. By memorizing the pairs of "big friends" and "small friends", students start to create linkages between numbers. The linkages create reflex. The reflex creates speed.
By watch the free lessons, you can be familiar with the instructor and her teaching style.

In this lesson, we will show students what an abacus is, name and meaning of each part, place values visible on an abacus, and how to read numbers on an abacus.

Prepare students to work on an abacus. They will follow specific steps to get ready and use specific fingers to add and subtract 1, 2, 3, and 4 at various place values.
Topics include:
* Review Place values up to thousands
* 5 get-ready steps

- Review the homework and the rules: need parent's initials for points, need mistake-free to earn a star student stamp
- Review place values, 5 get-ready steps, one-move reset, and +/- 1,234 and read out the word name at the same time
- Decimal Numbers

- Review +/- 1.23456789
- Math is Fun song, parts I & II
- Big Friends
- Abacus +/- without regrouping

Please practice "Math is Fun" song on http://www.iQabacus.com/video/MathisFun2.html
- Review "Math is Fun" song, parts I & II, sing and "dance"
- "Math is Fun" Song, parts III and IV, sing and "dance"

- Review the "Math is fun" song
- Play the "Big Friends" game
- "+1" on an abacus and introduce the "three helps" for abacus addition and subtraction.

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