Plans are underway to bring Abacus Math to Posnack in the Fall, beginning with our Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms! Students (and teachers) will be trained in the use of the Soroban, a Japanese version of the abacus which dates back to the 1600s. This proven method of mental math calculations can be taught to children as young as 4 and provides a strong math foundation with benefits extending to all academic areas. Both basic and advanced math problems can be solved with an understanding of the Abacus, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as square root, cube root and even bank interest.
Watch this video to learn more about the Soroban, and share your thoughts. How do you feel about bringing Abacus Math into YOUR classroom?