Image Abacus is a method of mental calculation. It is performed on a virtual image of abacus formed in the mind and is based on the principles of abacus calculation. In this case, the abacus is merely a tool, through regular practice of which children are able to visualize and internalize the image of abacus in their mind.
How fast can it be?
By activating both sides of the brain, all students can achieve calculation speed previously only achievable by math geniuses.
How does it benefit my children?
Image Abacus trains students 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 in the following areas:
- Fosters one’s confidence in calculation.
- Develops mental calculation, which is the ultimate resource.
- Provides a sense of achievement as one’s proficiency improves.
- Develops the right brain tremendously.
- Leads to greater mental capacity.
- Promotes intuitive thinking.
- Enhances problem solving capability.
- Greatly enhances creativity.
- Improves memory capacity.
- Improves concentration and mental endurance.
Left and right brain thinking
In short, image abacus training will help any child to retain knowledge better and become proficient in any subject, especially math. It improves the basis point of one’s IQ by 5% to 25%.
Recently, there have been many researches on speed hearing.
Our minds can be trained by overwhelming the receptors. The most common experience of this concept for most people is highway driving. After driving at highway speeds for 60- 90 minutes we will find that it is difficult to drive at city speeds. It is because once our brain get used to have information coming at a fast pace, it is actually hard to slow down!
As we all know, regular weight training will produce more dense muscles for our body. The same is true for our brain. Regular Speed Listening training produces a much denser synapses network (a neural pathway with much more connection points between cells), capable of higher volume and higher speed of communication between brain cells.
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