Abacus - A Math Program
of PSL Abacus - A Math program
Abacus Math program has been designed to bring about conceptual learning of
simple mathematical facts in a play way. The PSL Abacus is an excellent substitute
for rote memorisation of math facts, which is a detestable task for your young
child. The worksheets given with this program are used to reinforce the concepts
already learned during the program.
The PSL Abacus is very useful to teach your child - counting, addition and subtraction.
It uses objects (beads) for counting, adding and subtracting, making it easier
for the child to understand.
Please play a lot of games with the child using the PSL Abacus. You can even
use flash cards. Please go through the associated worksheets before beginning
to play with the child. This will give you an idea about the kind of examples
that can be taught to your child using the PSL Abacus.
Prolonged use of the PSL Abacus will help your child construct Images in the
mind, to perform calculations mentally. Research has proved all over the world
that "the root of mathematical study is the creation of mental pictures
(images) in the brain and manipulating those images and relationship using the
power of reason and logic".
A PSL Abacus consists of a series of rods fixed to a base
and a collection of beads of different colors. (Note - this is not an original
Abacus but keeping in mind the child's age it has been simplified).
This program is meant for children for the age group of 4 - 6 years. Here
we will be helping the child understand concepts of:
· Place Value in Number System
The PSL Abacus A Math
Program Kit consists of:
Abacus with Beads
· Parent Guide
· Flash Cards
· Registration Card
How is the PSL Abacus
different from a traditional Abacus?
There are various abacuses. Many people are familiar with the Japanese and
Chinese abacuses, which have beads both above and below a rod. They are actually
manual calculators, not designed to teach number concepts. The PSL Abacus
is designed to teach your child - counting, place-value, addition and subtraction.
It is observed that children eventually start calculating mentally rather
than depending on the tools like PSL Abacus.