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Learning Mathematics With the Abacus(Soroban) - Year 2 Textbook - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. Learning Mathematics With the Abacus(Soroban) - Year 1 Textbook - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. Learning Mathematics in a Visuospatial Format: A Randomized, Controlled Trial Mental abacus (MA) is a technique for performing fast, accurate arithmetic.

During the pre-test stage, pupils' 3. Adele Diamond , Kathleen Lee Science Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis. Ausubel, D. Ghana Primary Maths. International Journal for Mathematics in Education.

Evidence shows that those who have taken the Abacus program will have the following advantages: Using an abacus, young children can relate number values and comprehend the concepts of mathematics easily. Therefore, the abacus mathematics has an edge over mathematics that is presented to children in an abstract form. Abacus learning method establishes numeric relations in a clear and logical way for small children. The abacus image memory training at the first instance develops visualization which will improve concentration and elevate memory of a child.

Abacus education is for brain development, to improve the right side brain abilities and to improve the information processing between the brains.

So, once the ability of brain functions improves all the area of brain functions will help to succeed in their life for their life time. If a child starts the Abacus program prior to or concurrent with traditional methods, there is minimal conflict and the child will easily work with both systems.

If a child starts the Abacus program later, having already received traditional foundations, there may be a slightly extended learning period approximately 3 months for the child to accept and integrate the abacus method. As the child is relieved of the mechanics of arithmetic, the child can focus his attention on more advanced concepts in mathematics.

In addition, the speed hearing training encourages the child to dedicate full attention to study by listening more attentively and effectively. Ultimately, the abacus training will make the learner more confident and interested in school works, both curricular and extra-curricular. The child acquires the skills of imagination, innovation, creativity, comprehension and problem solving capacity.

Download pdf. Remember me on this computer. Enter the email address you signed up with and we'll email you a reset link. Test Intervention During the pre-test stage, the researcher tried The intervention is a set of strategies planned to diagnose the perceived problem before the and implemented to solve a specific problem or actual intervention.

During that stage, a test on improve an educational practice in an immediate addition and subtraction involving problems of situation. The test was and by a variety of mechanisms.

During the conducted with the help of the class teacher. The intervention lasted for a period of four days. The 1. For instance, the researchers There were five questions on addition and five represented on an abacus as; Red beads- on subtraction of four or five digit numbers. After marking pupils' solutions to the beads-ten thousands TTH and White beads- problems, the pupils exhibited lack of knowledge hundred thousand HTH and understanding on the basic concepts of Therefore were represented as; addition and subtraction of four or five digit Figure 1.

A pupil solving a question on addition of five digit numbers during the test stage. Thus, from the left hand side to the right; 7-ten thousands, 6-thousands, 5- hundreds, 4- tens and 3- units After explaining the above procedure to pupils, the researcher guided the pupils to solve a few addition and subtraction problems using the abacus.

For instance, solving the following questions 1. Pupils to solve questions on addition and subtraction of four or five digit numbers using the abacus during the intervention stage. Post-Test Post-Intervention on their respective rods, hence; The post- test was conducted to find the 1. Ten 10 4. At the end of it, the were written on the chalkboard and the pupils pupils responded that they had eight 8 blue were made to solve them in a given time frame.

Data Processing and Analysis Question 2 — The researcher asked the pupils to deduct using Tests pre- and post-tests were conducted to the a bit similar procedure as used in addition. Ten questions from eight red beads. Again, the researchers asked comprising five each of addition and subtraction of pupils to deduct eight yellow beads from five four and five digit numbers were given to pupils to yellow beads.

A pupil responded that it was answer during each stage. Scoring within was impossible. The researchers then asked the pupils considered to be "very weak", was also to borrow remove one green bead from the four considered to be "weak", was considered to be green beads and exchange it for ten yellow beads "average", was considered to be "good" and 9- in the box and place them on the five yellow 10 as "very good".

Frequencies, modes and beads making fifteen yellow beads. The researcher then asked the pupils to take away eight yellow beads from the fifteen yellow 4. Results and Discussions beads remaining. Again pupils were asked to take This section consists of the data analysis and away three green beads from three green beads discussion of the study.

The data collection after remaining. The pupils were asked to take away the pre-test and the post-test revealed the two blue beads from six blue beads. Results of a Pre-Test guide the pupils in solving problems, he gave them two questions each on addition and subtraction Table 1. Post-test, Pre-test, The researchers, during the pupils in the pre-test. The data in table 1.

The the use of activity based method. The abacus, as single marks range with the highest number of suggested by [10], was used as the main source of pupils The researchers the majority of pupils were weak. Only 7 pupils were therefore not surprised when they realised No pupil such an appreciable improvement in the pupils' 0.

That went to confirm the assertion made by [9] that teaching 4. Results of a Post-Test methods that teachers adopt during instructions The data in Table 2 showed that no pupil 0. Only 9 pupils Little over twenty four percent Conclusion and Recommendation the pupils put up average performance. Four 4 subtraction of four or five digit numbers before pupils 8. Pupils' weak more out of the maximum 10 marks. European journal of based method and pupil-centred approach.

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