Thursday, 30 April 2015

Learning Abacus- A Long Term Asset

Though Abacus is a course that is structured for kids of ages 4 to 14 years old, investing into it can prove to be a long term asset. Learning Abacus is not a matter of being able to perform mathematical calculations effectively, instead it is way more. With prolonged duration of the course, advancing to learn key value skills like visualization, photographic memory, logical reasoning, recall etc. becomes possible.

All this and more is a resultant of dedicated efforts in a total of 10 levels of Abacus training that extends to 4 and half years. With more active brain functions plus mental agility as a gift at an early age, anyone can secure the future. These benefits are not short term and remain only till the time the course is taken rather they can be realized for a lifetime.

Here is an incident narrated by Nirav who once took up an Abacus course at Master Mind-

“I am Nirav. I had undergone 10 levels of Abacus training at Master Mind which I had completed in the year 2009. I am pursuing my under graduation now and I thank my parents almost every day for putting me into this course. I always stay ahead of my peers as I am able to understand my lectures better. I feel I listen better than everyone else, I create a picture of lessons in my head, visualize it and thus learn better. Everything stays in my memory and I can recall it proficiently during exams unlike any of my friends. Plus my mental calculations always assist me in my daily routine. All this is possible because I went for Abacus classes when I was a kid. I am sure it will keep on helping me in my profession too. Thanks to my Abacus trainer who taught me at Master Mind.”

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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Shape of beads in an Abacus Instrument

We all are aware about the fact that Abacus instrument consist of beads which are moved to and fro in the upper and lower decks to calculate the arithmetic operations. All the beads have a value, the lower deck beads age assigned a value 1 each, and the beads in upper deck are allotted a value 5 each.

But not many of us would know why these beads in an Abacus instrument are designed only in a particular shape. The beads of Abacus are oval in shape and have “sharp edges”.

Let us understand why the Abacus beads have sharp edges…

Whenever a child who is pursuing Abacus training touches the beads of the instrument while performing calculations, the sharp edges comes directly in contact with the fingers. This sends a sensor to the neurons of the left and right sides of brain thus activating it to perform the desired action i.e. mental calculation. As a result, the brain functions twice than normal and increases mental agility in children to effectively perform arithmetic operations with speed and accuracy.

To get detailed information about Abacus instrument and a complete guide to use it, contact world-class trainers at Master Mind Abacus. Enquire at

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Can Abacus Training Help Kids Become Scientifically Curious?

Before we debate on the subject, it becomes important for us to understand what “Scientific Curiosity” is. All of us have been victims of being forced to follow or practice a particular belief or custom without knowing a reason as to why it is done. This has made us wonder about the unanswered questions and happen to be curious. Logically, there is science behind everything that we do; everything that occurs naturally or even the things we practice based on traditions. When we willingly or unwillingly get involved in studying or researching for the science involved behind the different occurrences, is termed as Scientific Curiosity. 

Now, that we understand the term Scientific Curiosity, it is easy to relate and notice that kids are more enthusiastic to seek answers to strange questions that nobody answers. And if your child is following this track, it is time to celebrate as he/she is elevating towards the top. If this child is put into Abacus training, he/she will involve into exploring the in-concluded areas of discussions. It directs the child to take a step in a positive side. Scientific curiosity and Abacus training together can-

·         Make children intuitive and inquisitive
·         Develop their creativity
·         Make them competent
·         Activate their mental agility
·         Allow them to think beyond what is told

Can you think of more benefits that children can avail as a result of Scientific Curiosity and professional Abacus course? Share your thoughts with us in the comments…

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

When to enroll kids for Abacus Training?

Parents often have several questions regarding when should they put their child into the Abacus course and what is the right age to start? They are mislead by the many opinions given by people and thus find it difficult to decide. We request all such parents to clarify all their doubts by contacting Master Mind Abacus and getting the right answer or advice. In this blog, we try to answer certain queries you might be having. Hope it helps in making right decisions…

Generally, Abacus course is an 8 to 12 levels program offered by different learning centers and education companies. Master Mind Abacus consists of 10 levels and the child is able to finish the complete course in 2 and half years. The right age to start taking up the course is as early as 4 years. The course is open for kids between 4 to 14 years. The earlier they start the training, the more beneficial it is.

It is a scientifically proven fact, backed by several years of research that 70% of brain development takes place when the kids are in the age group of 4 to 14 years. Abacus training is given to best utilize the benefits at this tender age. Hence, it becomes the most appropriate time to enroll children for taking the Abacus course.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

What exactly is Abacus?

Many people often confuse themselves by considering Abacus as a calculating device. They are partially correct as the Abacus instrument, during the ancient times was only used as a tool for performing calculations. But as the years have passed, people have realized that the wonders of using an Abacus instrument cannot merely be limited to being an aid to perform calculations.

In the modern era (ages after the discovery), Abacus instrument is used as a “Brain Development Tool” for small kids. Children aged 4 to 14 years are educated over Abacus where they are exposed to using both (left and right) hands. As a result of this training for over 2 and half years, both sides of brain functionality gets activated (unlike the usual brain functions where only one side of the brain remains active).

According to the researches, it is observed and proved that as a result of Abacus training, when kids use left hand, sensors of right brain are hit and vice versa. For this reason, the brain is able to function twice than usual and adds to the academic performances of children. Of course, the mental arithmetic and ability to perform faster calculations count among the many benefits of opting for the Abacus course.