Abacus is a calculating tool which is often constructed as a bamboo frame with beads sliding on wires. Basic mathematical operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are solved by simple movement of beads in this instrument. This helps the student to develop a pictorial representation of the problem in the brain and by regular practice, the brain learns to solve the problem without actual use of any aid including the abacus. The students thereby develop an exciting photographic memory. Children who learn abacus generally achieve higher academic performance not only in arithmetic but also in all subjects because of the concentration. Abacus training increases concentration and gives ability to solve arithmetical problem once looking at it and working it out mentally.
Students who study abacus can improve the development of spatial intelligence which helps them to perceive and calculate the virtual, mental pictures accurately and complete the subject content of Mathematics of the school curriculum with ease.
Though students play the keyboard looking at the notations on the sheets of paper, musicians constantly use their memory to perform.KNOW MORE