Many Congrats, Dhruv, Rhythm, Himani and Himanshi on ITV Show LITTLE BIG SHOTS with Dawn French. Here is a full video recording, Congrats to the Proud parents, Devender Singh and Manoj Maheshwari
The segment ‘Human Calculators’ left Dawn French absolutely blown away by their skills. It was not only the legendary comedian, but also the commentators on social media were equally mesmerized by the skills of the students.
The trick to their magic?
Supermaths teaches to work hard and practice using the Abacus method . Firstly, the Abacus method utilises an actual Abacus with basic techniques such as addition and subtraction. Afterwards, more complex equations with multiplication and division add up. Eventually, students stop using a physical Abacus altogether and instead rely on a mental image of the ancient tool to solve the sums. That is where the hand movements in the video come from.
The classes were the idea of Dr Rashmi Mantri, founder of Supermaths, who wanted to help her son Dhruv, who appears in the video above. It all started when she noticed Dhruv struggling with mental arithmetic. She had learnt the Abacus method as a child in India, where she grew up and proved very successful with her son as you can tell.
You can see more of Dhruv in action by clicking here.
For more information on the history of Supermaths, click here.
About ITV’s “Little Big Shots”
Little Big Shots shines the spotlight on some of the world’s most talented children. With no prizes at stake, no winners or losers and no competition, this programme is simply a showcase for three to thirteen year olds to take to the stage and show that you don’t have to be a grown-up to be a star performer.
Brimming with charm, fun, enthusiasm and with skills that would put plenty of adults in the shade, the Little Big Shots may be small in stature but are guaranteed to be a tornado of talent.