What is Abacus / Soroban?
Abacus is a tool consisting of beads that are strung on rods in a frame. It is believed to have been first used by Sumerians in Mezopotamia approximately 4500 years ago in the form of tablets with cuniform-carved lines on.
What is Mental Arithmetic?
Mental Arithmetic is fast calculation through brain power alone without using pen, pencil, paper, calculator or any other tool. In other words, it means "calculation from the mind".
What is Menar/Soroban?
Menar is an international system of mental arithmetic which is used in hundreds of learning centers in several countries. Soroban is the lite version of Menar system designed for self-study purposes.
What are the benefits?
The system helps children build amazing mental calculation skills. They can mentally calculate arithmetic problems of multi-digit numbers in lightening speed. But that's only one side of the coin. They also develop extraordinary memory, attention, and concentration skills.