Description

Mental Abacus is a self-learning package for fundamentals to mixed addition and subtraction. With the facility of fully illustrated tutorials and powerful step demonstrator, you can master the skills of abacus mental arithmetic effortlessly.
Mental Abacus is mainly divided into two sections, namely Tutorial and Abaculator.

ABACUS TUTORIAL
Interfaces are organized in a simple and easy way for novice to follow. Concepts, theories and techniques are explained not only by uncomplicated words, but also with massive illustrations. Numerous examples with demonstration further strengthen the study effectiveness.

ABACULATOR
A great tool that demonstrates the steps for BOTH hands abacus mental arithmetic. Just enter a number or an equation, Abaculator will show you every step with detailed description and explanation. You can pause and continue whenever you need, or even switch to show set of steps for other number or equation in the middle of the demonstration.

And More...VIRTUAL ABACUS
Built-in virtual abacus enables you to follow the lessons and practice the Two Hands Fingering Method on the abacus at the same time. You can try to solve the examples on the virtual abacus by yourself and check with the demonstration steps provided on the page as well.

FEATURES SUMMARY:
- Two hands fingering method fosters right brain functions
- Abaculator drives beads and explains every step
- Basics to multi-digit numbers addition and subtraction
- Rapid calculations are included to enhance speed and fun
- Virtual Abacus allows you to practise along everywhere
- Assists in achieving the ultimate aim of abacus training, transforming visualized beads move on imaginary abacus and getting rid of the substantial abacus

Version 2.3

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

SwedishStudent ,

Great tool to learn the abacus on your own

After having graduated many years ago, I decided to learn to use an abacus as a precursor to delving back into math. I’ve read a couple of books on using an abacus (e.g., “The Japanese Abacus”) but never felt like I understood what they were saying. This tutorial is well written (although several grammatical errors make it clear that it was translated) and provides a great explanation of using the abacus. I finally understand what the other books I read were trying to say but were unable to do in as clear a fashion as this tutorial. I’m also a bit leery about the two-hand method but I’m definitely going to give it a try. I only have two minor annoyances. First, I wish the Abaculator had the option of allowing the user to manually step through the explanation with a “next step” button rather than having to pause and continue the explanation. This, however, is a minor point. Also, it would be nice to have the “Abacus Trainer” functionality (I.e, practice problems) in the app rather than being a separate app. Nevertheless, I’m happy to finally have found an abacus tutorial that I understand.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your valuable comment. We are very sorry for any grammatical errors in our presentation, please do let us know.

Mental Abacus series act as interactive self-learning eBooks with intensively illustrated examples and demonstrations, while Abacus Trainer series provide different type of exercises with customised techniques, specific aspects and levels.

Thank you so much for your suggestion, it will certainly help us improve our apps in the future. Thank you for your support.

SuperAlfa ,

No training

My daughter is in level 2. I bought this app as a summer training course. We kept on reading, there is no games, that makes it really boring. Very disappointing....

Developer Response ,

We are very sorry for your disappointment.
Mental Abacus Book 1 is specifically for fundamental tutorials on abacus.
Exercises and quiz papers can be found in Abacus Trainer.
Mind Maths (English Dubbed and Subbed), which is targeted for children with games and interactive quizzes, is now released.
Thank you very much for your support.

Information

Seller
Hamster Force Multimedia Limited
Size
18.4 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
Rated 4+