Mental Arithmetic

AMAKids
Mental Arithmetic course

AMAKids' mental arithmetic course is an educational program for children based on mental calculations. It increases the speed of perception and information processing by developing communication between the two brain hemispheres.

The goal of the course

Performing arithmetic calculations on abacus, the ancient instrument adapted for modern children, and then visualizing these calculations in their mind – our students achieve harmonious development of the both brain hemispheres. As it is known, the left hemisphere is regulating logical thinking; the right one is responsible for creativity and intuition.

Why mental arithmetic?

IMAGINATION & MEMORY

During our mental arithmetic course children challenge their imagination and test their memory by sharpening the skill of mental calculation.

CREATIVITY

Our course encourages children to explore and develop three main components of creative thinking: curiosity, flexibility and independence.

ANALYTICAL & CREATIVE THINKING

Stimulating both the left and the right side of the brain, mental arithmetic facilitates general understanding, helps children to draw their own conclusions about complex situations and find creative, rather than stereotypical solutions.

CONCENTRATION

During the class, children are taught to visualize numbers by imagining the movement of beads up the down the abacus. Training to stay focused and keep their attention on the subject, they develop mental strength and perseverance.

CONFIDENCE

After completing the course children perform at school much better, and that positively affects their self-esteem, communication and initiative.

INDEPENDENCE

Participation in mental arithmetic olympics and championships motivates children to work independently and strive for success.

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Classes

The mental arithmetic course has two parts: "Addition and Subtraction" and "Multiplication and Division".

Classes are taught by the qualified specialists of AMAKids who have undertaken professional training and were certified to teach children. The trainers use our patented online platform, AR technology and textbooks.

AMAKIDS PROVIDES CLASSES ONCE A WEEK FOR THREE AGE GROUPS:

Junior

5-6 years

We recommend

2 x 35 minute lessons

Middle

7-10 years

We recommend

2 x 45 minute lessons

Senior

11-15 years

We recommend

2 x 45 minute lessons

THIS IS AN OPTIMAL TIME PERIOD FOR GAINING AND RETAINING NEW KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS. STUDENTS CAN TAKE BOTH GROUP AND/OR INDIVIDUAL CLASSES.

Classes in the junior group can have six people maximum, while the middle and senior groups should have maximum ten students.

All classes are conducted in a playful manner in order to organically combine emotional and rational cognitive activities of the children.

More about the course

What is AMAKids’ mental arithmetic course?

Mental arithmetic is an educational course based on mental counting that’s aimed at children aged 5 to 16 years old,
who hope to develop and improve their mental ability.
At the completion of the course, children can perform arithmetic calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) within seconds, in their head, without the use of paper or a calculator.

What is the main purpose
of AMAKids’ mental arithmetic course?

The main purpose of this course is to train the brain to process information and increase speed of perception.

Why study AMAKids’ mental arithmetic course?

Mental arithmetic provides a solid foundation for self-realisation by developing and unlocking a wide variety of children's creative and intellectual abilities. As a result of completing this course, many students improve academic performance at school as they’re armed with new-found leadership skills and the
confidence to take initiative.

Why should a child develop
both sides of their brain simultaneously?

The right side of the human brain is responsible for creative thinking, imagination and fantasy, while the left one is responsible for logic, speech and mathematical ability. A child whose left and right sides develop harmoniously will be better equipped to solve problems faster, using creative, logical and analytical thinking.

How does a child develop
both sides of their brain simultaneously?

Our mental arithmetic course contains tactile, motor, calculating and gaming activities. Using motor skills such as using both hands at the same time, activates the whole brain, while seeing images of numbers and visualising symbols switches the brain from the left to the right, developing both sides of the brain at once.

What is an abacus?

An abacus is a traditional counting tool that has been used
for over 5000 years. By design, a modern abacus usually consists of 13 vertical rods each with 5 beads, that sit on a frame.
The lower four beads are called “lower” and each of them represents the number 1. The upper bead of each rod is separated from the other 4 by a beam and is known as “upper”.