ABACUS

We believe that every child has a unique inherent computing talent, which can be brought out by a regular ancient way of practice. For this we also have compulsory Abacus classes to primary level students conducted by trained teachers. This not only sharpens their computing skill but also helps them to boost their concentrating power and memory level. Abacus teaching helps children to dev‎elope an active approach to calculation. The standard abacus can be used to perform addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. The abacus can also be used to extract square-roots and cubic roots. The abacus is a mechanical aid used for counting; it is not a calculator in the sense we use the word today.

One particular use for the abacus is teaching children simple mathematics and especially multiplication; the abacus is an excellent substitute for rote memorization of multiplication tables, a particularly detestable task for young children. The abacus is also an excellent tool for teaching other base numbering systems since it easily adapts itself to any base. The enduring interest in this ancient device cannot be ruled out as it is popularly demanded in many schools in Asia, Africa and Europe.