WHAT IS IMAGE ABACUS?
IMAGE ABACUS IS A METHOD OF MENTAL CALCULATION BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF ABACUS CALCULATION. PERFORMED ON A VIRTUAL IMAGE OF THE ABACUS FORMED IN THE MIND. SO, ABACUS IS MERELY A TOOL, THROUGH REGULAR PRACTICE OF WHICH CHILDREN ARE ABLE TO VISUALIZE THE IMAGE OF THE ABACUS IN THEIR MIND.
BY ACTIVATING BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN,SPECIALLY THE RIGTH BRAIN CHILDREN CAN ACHIEVE CALCULATION SPEEDS.
AN INTERESTING FACT IS THAT THE RIGTH BRAIN HAS A HIGH SPEED, HIGH CAPACITY MEMORY MECHANISM.
SOME FACTS ABOUT LEFT RIGTH BRAIN
IMAGE ABACUS TRAINS THE CHILDREN 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:
- CONCENTRATION AND MENTAL ENDURANCE
- MENTAL CALCULATIO, WHICH BIS THE ULTIMATE RESOURCE
- CONFIDENCE IN CALCULATION
- SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT AS ONE’S PROFICIENCY IMPRIVES
- TREMENDIOUS DEVELOPMENT OF THE RIGHT BRAIN
- GREATER MENTAL CAPACITY
- INTUTIVE THINKING
- PROBLEM SOLVING CAPABILITY
- ENHANCES CREATIVITY
- MEMORY CAPACITY
IN SHORT, IMAGE ABACUS TRAINING WILL HELP CHILDREN TO RETAIN KNOWLEDGE MORE EFFECTIVELY AND BECOME MORE PROFICIENT IN ANY SUBJECT, ESPECIALLY MATHS.
The course is of 2 years (24 months) duration, which is divided into 8 terms of 3 months each. During each term the student is made to comprehend the syllabus, understand the concept, practice, become proficient and achieve a stage of being able to perform autonomously.
Each and every term culminates with a term test – to test the proficiency of the student for the term not just knowledge but understanding. In BDS Abacus Mental Arithmetic, a student attains proficiency when he does accurate sums without using any pen, pencil and calculator and within a given time frame.
8 Terms x 3 months 24 months (2 years) for the full programme of whole brain development
Each Term 12 classes of 2 hours duration each week. The 12 classes get covered in 3 months
The student will be exposed to learning and becoming proficient in step by step learning of basic arithmetic. Single digit limited numbers addition, single digit number addition of rows, double digit limited numbers to double digit of rows and so on and so forth. The learning goes on focusing on more complex sums of addition and subtraction; multiplication and division.
Each term enables the child to learn more complicated sums with conceptual variations. The programme culminates with the 8th term which certifies the child of having attained the stage of completing the program of BDS Mental Arithmetic programme fully. While 8 terms mean completion of the programme, every level has a definite learning and proficiency objective.
The focused objective SPEED AND ACCURACY means that the student has great control over the learned concept and speed is a certifying statement for the proficiency attained by the student.
The speed attained by the student doing accurate sums takes the student to the higher realms of CONCENTRATION – a kind of meditative state, which makes the student to increase brain capabilities, enabling greater learning and overall efficiency of the brain.
It is an ancient technique, which simplifies multiplication, divisibility, complex numbers, squaring, cubing, and square and cube roots. Even recurring decimals and auxiliary fractions can be handled by Vedic mathematics.
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