# 03. Abacus and Mental Arithmetic’s Complimentary Functions.

Updated: Dec 11, 2020

The main purpose of abacus and mental arithmetic training is to give young students the ability to do basic mathematic operations (addition, subtraction, subtraction and division). We often see young students who lose confidence in math when they get a bad grade because they make avoidable mistakes, or they are a bit careless. Over time, it is understandable that they become weary of math class.

Other than training students in fast and accurate basic operations, abacus also provides other benefit:

(1) It can stimulate brain cells growth, making young students smarter.

(2) Its function in improving student’s focus and memory is very apparent. Abacus requires the full attention of students and it has strict time restrictions. Therefore, after a period of time, this will improve student’s focus and memory.

(3) Learning abacus will boost student’s confidence and make them stop avoiding math. The sense of accomplishment will make classes like math games, and naturally raise their interest and confidence in math.