Abacus Program FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Our training method differs greatly from that of traditional mathematics, just because your child struggles with math at school doesn’t mean he won’t do well at UC MAS. On the contrary, some of the most successful students have been those who had previously found math difficult. If a student is dedicated to the program, receives strong parental support and encouragement and persists through the initial training period, dramatic improvement is guaranteed. This is confirmed by the many testimonials we have from our proud UC MAS parents.
Absolutely! A student who has already demonstrated advanced ability in mathematics will still benefit greatly from learning the Abacus. UC MAS graduates learn new techniques and better understand how calculations work, enabling them to do their work faster and more accurately. That’s powerful knowledge to take forward into secondary school and beyond. Plus, the whole brain development and life skills UCMAS fosters will help your child excel in any subject.
The UC MAS Mental Math program trains students to quickly and accurately do complex calculations without the aid of a calculator or other helpers. Introduce the concept of visualization and thinking in pictures.
Unique among its competitors, UC MAS actively encourages parents to participate in the Parents Orientation (prior to starting the Basic level), which helps parents understanding the system and support their child in the early training stages. Parents are also regularly kept up to date as to their child’s progress throughout the program.
More than one way to solve a problem – applying different frameworks, we’ve found, helps increase the child’s understanding and improves his/her numeracy skills.
At any age between 4 – 13, especially in the formative years of 4 – 9.
UCMAS Mental Math program promotes whole brain development, develops foundational skills like focus, listening and creativity and trains the next generation of leaders to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive environment.
The Classes are conducted once a week keeping in mind that the child’s school studies are not hampered. The duration of the classes is 2 – 2.5 hours, which varies if need be especially before the competitions.
If a child joins both Tuition and UC Mas, which is a common feature one need not worry. As the classes of UC Mas are held on Sundays keeping in mind that the child’s school studies are not hampered.