Chairman : Hooi Kim Toh (Jaslyn)
Address : Western & eastern Melbourne suburbs, Australia
Phone : +61408089889
Established in April 2013, Abacus 4 Kids possesses the passion to make a difference in kids’ math -
learning journey. Our program trains the kids to be able to do mental calculation with great speed
and accuracy using the ancient calculation tool called abacus (aka soroban in Japanese).
From a humble beginning of less than 20 students in 1 location, we now have nearly 200 students
across 6 different locations (as at March 2017). With this growth, we have an online system to keep
track of individual student’s weekly progress which is accessible by parents. Verbal feedback is also
given to parents after each class.
Our teachers are carefully selected and receive regular training to maintain a high standard of
teaching. Persisting on small class of 6 enables the teachers to give good amount of attention to
each student. Homework is included as an essential part of the learning, reinforcing the formulas
and skills learnt in weekly class.
Our material is specially and carefully designed by our Director who has received the professional
training from PAMA and CMA. The material includes a whole teaching of abacus technique to fully
engage students in many different ways of mastering the skills of abacus.
With great honour, our school is acknowledged to be the only member to represent Australia in
PAMA Global since 2016. Through this membership, we are given the privilege to send our students
to participate in the annual international abacus competition. We also organise international grading
exams locally for all our students, in both abacus and mental arithmetic, which motivate our
students to excel in their journey of learning abacus.
The method of learning and exams combined are to train our students to maintain the international
standard of using abacus. Our aim is to make mental arithmetic a lifetime automatic calculating skill
for the students so that they can apply more of their cognitive resources towards higher-level
understanding in complicated math problems.
Summary of Major Events
* July 2015, Dec 2015, Oct 2016 - PAMA Verification exam
* Sep 2015 - attended PAMA Teacher Training
* Aug 2016 - attended PAMA Teacher Training
* Dec 2016 - attended PAMA International Championship in South Korea
2010 - present
2010 - present