We follow The Soroban Abacus Model where the mental exercises are designed to stimulate photographic memory development. This mathematical technique helps increase concentration, focus, fast thinking, and builds confidence along the way.
The Abacus tool provides countable beads for children to visualize numbers on a base-10 system. It is used for addition, subtraction and the related operations of multiplication and division. The functionality of the device takes the upper hand against boredom. It is easy to understand for beginners. Both hands are used to perform calculations, prompting both hemispheres of the brain and thus supporting the fine-tuning of motor skills. As children progress in each level of the course, they are able to tackle large numbers mentally without needing calculators, pens or paper.
The simplicity of Vedic Mathematics goes hand in hand with mental calculations. Students have the ability to invent their own methods, i.e. they are not limited to one ‘correct’ method. This elevates interest, intelligence, reasoning, and overall academic performance among pupils.
Nine Island’s approach of delving into Vedic Mathematics increases ability to retain attention upon one item for extended periods of time and self assurance. Being so straight-forward, it enhances mental calculation and makes it ideal for the age groups that haven’t had abacus training in their early years. Without a doubt, it is well-suited to advance one’s mathematical field and be instrumental in school tests.