When children manipulate the beads of the abacus, communication between their hands and their brain stimulates the brain’s right and left hemispheres. The right hemisphere – abstract side – creates an image memory of the beads on the abacus while the left hemisphere – logical side – applies the requisite rules to perform the calculation.
By activating the power of both hemispheres, a child will be able to retain knowledge better and become more proficient in any subject. As a result, you will see the improvement in your child’s overall academic performance and grades in school.
Recent studies have shown that the abacus method of mental calculation also creates a ripple effect for below benefits: