An abacus is a simple, ancient calculating device. That was used for performing arithmetic operations. It is composed of a rectangular frame with wires or rods stretched across it. The rods are divided into two sections with beads sliding along them, typically 10 beads on the top and one bead on the bottom.
The abacus is designed for performing arithmetic calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and is often used in educational settings to teach children arithmetic skills. To use the abacus, one places the appropriate number of beads on the rods to represent the numbers being calculated. The user can then slide the beads back and forth to perform the necessary arithmetic operation.
The abacus was developed in ancient times and has been used in various forms in many different cultures. It was widely used in China, Japan, and other parts of Asia, as well as in Europe during the Middle Ages. Today, it is mainly used as a teaching aid, but it is also used by some individuals for quick and simple calculations.
It enhances and strengthens a child’s memory. It fosters a child’s inventiveness as well. It facilitates speedier calculating. A child’s understanding of the abacus is crucial for their general growth as well as their mathematical development.
At Rudra Practical School we arrange separate classes and completion for Abacus each year. This year also we got our Abacus Experts.