Basing maths instruction on the abacus principle opens the door to greater exploration of more advanced mental maths principles. More importantly, it gives the Academy’s fully trained teachers an opportunity to guide students in developing mental maths skills. The effectiveness of those skills is proven time and again by students able to complete complex calculations in their minds faster than they could by using a calculator.
The Supermaths Academy has posted a video on its website demonstrating the incredible speed at which students can calculate maths equations in their heads. You can see them visualizing the abacus to make calculations as quickly as the instructor can speak them, finally arriving at the correct answer each and every time.