Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

1What is Abacus and Mental Arithmetic?

This is a system where the learner mentally visualizes the abacus to do calculations without the aids of any physical instruments such as calculators, paper and pencil. Every calculation can be done probably in seconds.

2How long is the duration of each lesson?

1.5 hour for each lesson.

3How does the abacus help in mental maths or mental arithmetic?

Most of the young children started to learn numbers by counting their fingers. This is very limited when there is arithmetic number more than 10. At the starting point, we will teach the child the methods on how to use the abacus to do simple arithmetic questions. After some time, mental arithmetic will be brought in to the lesson on how to visualize the abacus in their mind. By then, the child will be equipped to do mental maths or arithmetic in a quicker way and produce accurate results.

4What is the most suitable age for a child to learn Abacus?

Learning the abacus can be at any age, however, the success rate will be higher when a child start learning the abacus at the age of 3 years old. Preferably the child should be able to recognize and write the numbers from 1 to 10.

5Why choose Superman Abacus & Mental Arithmetic?

Our Abacus & Mental Arithmetic programme is an international system which was founded by the Chairman and Professor Wang Tsun Cheng. It has been a long history of over 20 years in Taiwan. With our more than 100 ways of teaching methods and materials, the child can be improved, developed and benefited from the following:

  • To activate the mental power of the brain during the growing stage.
  • To train the child to respond effectively in a chain reaction.
  • To stimulate the potential power of the brain
  • Stronger mind in calculation, concentration, imagination and can response much faster and sensible in which will boost up the children's self-confidence.
6What are the ways of learning Abacus and Mental Arithmetic?

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7How long does it take to learn until advanced level?

Normally the child will get to advanced level which is Dan level about 2 years depending on the individual children learning performance. When a child has reached Dan level, it can be seen as the child has already been equipped with powerful mental arithmetic skills.

8What kind of calculation can we do with an abacus?

By using abacus, the child can do any types of mathematical problems such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Any decimals questions also can be done.

9Does the child get any homework after each lesson?

Yes, the child is required to do homework after each lesson. This is to make sure they have better understanding of learning the abacus.

10How many levels to be accomplished in Abacus and Mental Arithmetic?

The child has to be evaluated for both Abacus and Mental Arithmetic. The child will need to start with abacus arithmetic grading from Grade 10 to Grade 1, Dan level (advanced level) from Dan 1 to Dan 10. Mental arithmetic grading from Grade 13 to Grade 1, Dan level (advanced level) from Dan 1 to Dan 10, Honour Dan level (higher advanced level) from Honour Dan 1 to Honour Dan 20.