29. The state of abacus education around the world.

Updated: Feb 18


Abacus was traditionally used in Asian countries for commercial purposes. About 40 years ago, electronic calculators and computers gradually replaced the abacus. However, many experts have since found the developmental benefits for young children and developed the abacus education system. Since then, abacus has also slowly become more valued and mainstreamed in more countries with the exposure online.


In many Asian countries, there has already been many that are promoting abacus education, such as China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Brunei. In Europe, there are the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Russia and the CIS countries. In America, there are the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. In Oceania, there are Australia and New Zealand. In Africa, there are South Africa, Morocco, Turkey, Algeria, and Egypt. Abacus education has found its roots in all around the world.


Abacus and mental arithmetic program, as one of the best choices for early childhood education, can now be found in nearly 100 countries around the world. Abacus has evolved into a versatile tool and a tool. The age of “abacus without borders” is really upon us.

6 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

01. What are abacus and mental arithmetic?

Abacus is an ancient calculator originated from China. It was used for basic mathematic operations and solve questions like square roots. There are certain rules and formulae to follow when using an a

02. Why do students learn abacus and mental arithmetic?

One common question people have is “In an era of easy access to computers and calculators, why go through the trouble of learning mental arithmetic? It is quite simple. Why do we run or ride bikes whe

© 2020 by PAMA Global Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Association 

1F, 96, Qiangang St., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 111059, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

+886 (0)2 2882 0390