Class & Enrollment Q&A

 

Does my child have to be familiar with mental math or Abacus before joining a class? 

No. Most of our students start fresh, without any previous experience.                      

What does a student need to bring to each class?  

Each student needs his or her own Abacus frame. We use the 1-4 model, with one bead on top and four beads below.             

How old does a child have to be to start learning mental math? 

Students start learning Abacus and mental math as young as 4 and 5! The starting age is flexible and depends on the student, but it is ideal to get students started before age 10 or 11.         

How often are classes?   

Once a week.

How long are classes?     

90 minutes                   

How many students are in each class?   

We keep our classes small, with a minimum of 5 students and maximum of 10 (?).      

How is the curriculum structured? 

The whole program has 6 levels, which covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 

The content of each level is listed below:

Level 1: Addition/subtraction for 1-digit and simple 2-digit

Level 2: Addition/subtraction for 2-digit and 3-digit

Level 3: Multiplication

Level 4: Division

Level 5: Mixed calculation for addition/subtraction and

multiplication/division

Level 6: Advanced mixed calculation for addition/subtraction and

multiplication/division

Depending on the age and practice that a student puts into it, it may take up to two sessions to finish one level.

How do I enroll my student in an after school enrichment class?  

Ask the administrative staff at your child’s school if they already host an after school class and complete an inquiry form on our website.