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How to Teach Your Child Basic Numeracy

Even Albert Einstein used his fingers to count with. To teach youíre child to count to ten using their fingers from left to right. Put the numbers, on a sticker, on the nails, hold your own hands over a table and firmly bang on the table each finger in rhythm one to five and six to ten counting aloud (shout for ten) The child will always relate the fingers to the ABACUS


Before a child enters primary school, most learning is taking place naturally (unconsciously between the parents, the environment and the child.) From an informal learning environment, the child is pitched directly into formal education.

"Abacus One" Can Benefit Your Child...

It ensures educational equality.

Introduction to the abacus at the earliest possible age, even before formal primary school provides a link between natural education (awareness) and (formal) lessons being given to the child within a group or classroom situation.

The abacus is easily understood, natural awareness allows the child to relate it directly to the fingers. Assessment of the child's maths ability is easily accomplished alongside that of their peers. Unless the child is mathematically competent, and continually improving it's basic reading standards, neither the abacus nor initial phonetic instruction in reading should be abandoned. The more difficult that the child finds learning, the more important these two teaching modes become.

Children can be introduced to the Abacus at any age obviously the teaching methods vary according to the capability of the child, their age and the number of children being taught at any one time. The web site Abacus and alphabet is primarily to inform parents how to teach their own children in mathematics and how to assist on a one-to-one basis in helping their own children, to understand the phonetic variation involved in the differing combinations of letters. Basic reading at an early age.

For the purposed explanations, as regards the web site, we are considering that children are being introduced to the Abacus as early as three years old, it is not harmful to introduce a young child at any age purely to understand the mechanical facilities that it offers in teaching.

Chance Encounter.

Is a variation of Abacus one, it is a clearly laid out counting board with numerals one to 10 in place at either end of the board, virtually all of the words that a child will use in early mathematics are written on it, three jumbo ten sided dice in differing colours are at used to play the game. Each colour represents the column being used for instance, you would start a child with one dice and one column, obviously a second column and an alternative colour marker have to be used in order to comprehend the technique of transfer ten TT.†††† Working with a very young child that has already learnt to count on itís fingers to ten, it is easily possible to transfer that concept to Abacus One and the Chance Encounter Score Board.

Abacus One

After exploring all the possibilities that chance encounter offers in relation to learning mathematics, along with the rules of the game provided by a working mathematician a theoretical physicist Winston Hagston, an Emeritus professor of theoretical physics at Hull university, and everything you can develop yourself to Illustrate as many mathematical concepts as you can possibly find, developing the child's ability at all stages. At approximately four years of age the child is ready to Read the written words on Abacus one, should the child find this difficult at first, it is possible to mark with a red felt pain one to ten in numerals for the short time it will take for the child to learn to read the written words for numbers.With Abacus one it is possible for the child to count through all the times table, reinforcing the chanting of the times table, which is so easily learnt especially when it is reinforced by an actual demonstration of the transferring of numbers. Instant memory recall of the times table, will be absorbed and retrained for life by utilising these two resources, Abacus one and the chanted times table.

From four years of age a child will be able to do mathematics on the Abacus working either from left to right or right to left understanding and retaining all the methodology needed to add and subtract numbers on the three columns. Once these concepts have been fully understood in relation to numbers up to 100, the concepts can easily be transferred to thousands and millions.Multiplication and division can be demonstrated on Abacus one all concepts are interchangeable.

Once children have been given a full background in mathematics using the Abacus's they can start to work on mathematics using the systematically based primary mathematics written entirely with accelerated comprehension in mind by Professor Hagston utilising all the concepts that have been reinforced and absorbed by children learning their basic arithmetic on the Abacus.



The Abacus One

Benefits of the Abacus one

  • First of all it teaches a child to count
  • It teaches a child to recognise the numbers in written English
  • It teaches a child maths at the childís own pace
  • It gives a child a mathematic map for life
  • A child will understand the arrangement quickly
  • It develops short cuts in mental arithmetic
  • It gives a child confidence in their own ability
  • It develops four concepts in mathematics, counting, speaking counting, reading counting, comprehending counting in Arabic numerals
  • If the sum is stated correctly, it cannot be wrong
  • It encourages a child to experiment in maths and to answer many sums quickly
  • No matter how difficult a child finds arithmetic, it will gain speed and confidence at its own rate
  • It allows parents to help the child in understanding school maths at home
  • Because of the physical movement, it distracts the child from thinking it as a formal lesson
  • It allows the original teacher (Mother) to continue to teach after the most important lesson that she has already bestowed on her child, speech
  • It is not intended to replace the calculator, only to understand it
  • It makes arithmetic interesting
  • It makes maths easy after establishing the rules
  • Abacus One is essential for high speed comprehension (accelerated learning)
  • Either parent or teacher or older child can demonstrate Abacus One (children teach children)
  • Boredom is the enemy in education in both child and adult
  • How many half numbers in ten, how many quarter numbers in ten, how many eighths in ten and how many tenths in ten?
  • The child moves naturally from fractions to division
  • From division to decimal
  • It gives an instant answer
  • The three stemmed version is for children aged 2 to 5
  • The seven stemmed version is for children aged 5 plus

Once the child has gained the preliminary concept, itís rate of learning leaps beyond the normal Western educational expectations




For further information please contact John Nicholson on +44 (0)1964 551945
Abacus House, The Green, Bishop Burton, East Yorks, England, HU17 8QF

Abacus & Alphabet is a venture of the Nicholson Easy Learning Centre