Again we recommend you purchase the Japanese configuration of the abacus. The Soroban is ideal for teaching mathematics because the Soroban is built on the same base10 number system, i.e. numbers 0 through 9, we use everyday.
Anyhow, what is the best age to learn abacus?
Children can start learning abacus at any age between 4-13 years old. There are different pros and cons for a child to start an abacus math class at a younger or older age.
On top of this, how many levels are there in Abacus? 8 Levels
In addition to this, is Abacus better than Kumon?
Neither is a good choice if you are looking to build solid Math foundation. Abacus helps you with mental math and Kumon is just another form of rote learning which might help your child score more marks in exam but thats about it. Best would be if you can spend time 'teaching' math to your kid.
What is the cost of Abacus?
Abacus by Emburse Pricing
|Starter||$9per active user per month|
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Abacus is an age-old way of learning math and doing calculations. It helps the kids to do faster calculations and even boosts their confidence. ... Boosts confidence: Children eventually learn abacus and solve the sums faster. Abacus increases their confidence, sharpens their skills, and makes their math skills superb.
Abacus won't keep consist results sometimes for large calculations of numbers. Abacus is heavy so it is difficult to carry. It takes so much time to learn the things in Abacus.
You could still learn to use the abacus and use it mentally too, though the later part might be harder to learn as an adult, it depends mostly on how much of a visual thinker you are already.
Vedic math helps an individual to speed up his mental calculation with easy and fun tricks whereas you need a kit to calculate in Abacus. For multiplication, addition, subtraction, division, Square root you can definitely use the abacus as a tool but for higher class mathematics you need to depend on Vedic maths.
Use the formula 'Less 10 add 3'. Now add 3 (slide up the 3 lower beads of unit place) and remove 10 (slide down the lower bead of value 10 columns). We are left with (1 upper bead and 3 lower beads of unit's place). The solution is 5 + 3 = 8, which is our answer.