The abacus (plural abaci or abacuses), also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool that was in use in Europe, China and Russia, centuries before the adoption of the written Hindu–Arabic numeral system.
The exact origin of the abacus is still unknown. Today, abaci are often constructed as a bamboo frame with beads sliding on wires, but originally they were beans or stones moved in grooves in sand or on tablets of wood, stone, or metal.
Although today many use calculators and computers instead of abaci to calculate, abaci still remain in common use in some countries.
For any particular abacus design, there usually are numerous different methods to perform a certain type of calculation, which may include basic operations like addition and multiplication, or even more complex ones, such as calculating square roots. Some of these methods may work with non-natural numbers (numbers such as 1.5 and 3⁄4).
Merchants, traders and clerks in some parts of Eastern Europe, Russia, China and Africa use abaci, and they are still used to teach arithmetic to children. Some people who are unable to use a calculator because of visual impairment may use an abacus.
GNELS Abacus Classes
Offered only in schools, this programme provides certain additional numerical skils, including "Visualised Abacus" to school children of age 5 to 14 yrs.
Junior Batch (5-7 yrs.)
National Event '14
GNELS Process of Learning
Abacus Junior Class
We teach the children the best methods of Abacus Learning from its' introduction to math calculations step-by-step.
Our whole-brain development program builds foundational techniques that make learning math, effortless and enjoyable. By mastering these techniques using the Abacus, students develop the ability to think in pictures and quickly learn to perform large calculations mentally. Over time, our students come to love a subject they may have once struggled with, or even feared. Attaining astonishing calculation speed is actually the end-result of increasing the “brain-fitness”.
GNELS Teaching Techniques
We Don’t Tutor, We Inspire with our Innovative Approach !
GNELS is not just a tutoring center, our whole-brain development program builds foundational capabilities through a series of in-class training activities conducted by our trained class instructors. Our rigorous training techniques are based on pedagogical design by child development experts to ensure our students can benefit from and be successful in our program.
Understanding math through the Abacus inspires new perspectives: children learn to subtract by adding; to multiply without multiplying; and to perform long division problems in their head faster than most people can add two numbers together.
Our students learn techniques that will stay with them long after they’ve completed the program. Our program also supports and augments what students learn in school.
Thinking in Pictures
Students boost memory power through visualization by holding numbers in their mind while handling the visual Abacus.
A Flash of Brilliance
Students create an image of the beads on their visual Abacus with the help of flash cards. Each student who completes the GNELS Abacus program will have memorized 450,000 images.
The Speed Training
Speed training encourages children to listen attentively and respond to questions quickly, sharpening their focus and concentration.
Building Mathematical Concepts
Manipulating the physical or virtual beads of the Abacus provides students with another frame of reference to learn mathematical concepts.
Details of abacus like holding, zooming and finger movements. Brain gym exercise and speed writing with both the hands and dictations(KVA Skills) Single digit and two digit sums with small friends concept of addition and subtraction.
For Example :
22 + 15 + 10 +15 + 60 + 95 + 220 = ?
Revision of all the concepts like arithmetic operations with decimal numbers and their visualisation.
What Our Faculty have to say !
Abacus is the best suitable techniques that is best for knowledge empowerment !!...Starting this from the base that is in the junior age , would help them build their skills stronger.
What is Visual Math ?
Visual math is the essential building block that replaces the physical Abacus in the child’s mind. As the children gradually learn to visualise the Abacus in their mind (virtual Abacus), they learn to calculate mathematical problems using the principles of the Abacus, without the use of the physical tool.
What our Ex-GNELS students say !
" Make Math your Child's strong point. GNELS Abacus is not just Maths, but much more..."
Benefits that go beyond Math!
I used to hate mathematics but through GNELS Abacus, I started loving it.
- ex-GNELS student , Abacus Senior Group
Math has become my strong point. There have been instances, where I solve sum in seconds with right answers.
- ex-GNELS student , Abacus Junior Group
Visual Arithmetic is a building block for future success in all areas of study.