How to Teach Your Child Basic Numeracy
Even Albert Einstein used his fingers to count with. To teach you’re child to count to ten using
their fingers from left to right. Put the numbers, on a sticker,
on the nails, hold your own hands over a table and firmly
bang on the table each finger in rhythm one to five and six
to ten counting aloud (shout for ten) The child will always
relate the fingers to the ABACUS
Before a child enters primary school, most learning is taking
place naturally (unconsciously between the parents, the environment
and the child.) From an informal learning environment, the
child is pitched directly into formal education.
"Abacus
One" Can Benefit Your Child...
It ensures educational
equality.
Introduction to the abacus at the earliest
possible age, even before formal primary school provides a
link between natural education (awareness) and (formal) lessons
being given to the child within a group or classroom situation.
The abacus is easily understood, natural awareness allows
the child to relate it directly to the fingers. Assessment
of the child's maths ability is easily accomplished alongside
that of their peers. Unless the child is mathematically competent,
and continually improving it's basic reading standards, neither
the abacus nor initial phonetic instruction in reading should
be abandoned. The more difficult that the child finds learning,
the more important these two teaching modes become.
Children can be introduced to the Abacus at any age obviously
the teaching methods vary according to the capability of the
child, their age and the number of children being taught at
any one time. The web site Abacus and alphabet is primarily
to inform parents how to teach their own children in mathematics
and how to assist on a onetoone basis in helping their own
children, to understand the phonetic variation involved in
the differing combinations of letters.
Basic reading at an early age.
For the purposed explanations, as regards the web site, we
are considering that children are being introduced to the
Abacus as early as three years old, it is not harmful to introduce
a young child at any age purely to understand the mechanical
facilities that it offers in teaching.
Chance Encounter.
Is a variation of Abacus one, it is a clearly laid out counting
board with numerals one to 10 in place at either end of the
board, virtually all of the words that a child will use in
early mathematics are written on it, three jumbo ten sided
dice in differing colours are at used to play the game. Each
colour represents the column being used for instance, you
would start a child with one dice and one column, obviously
a second column and an alternative colour marker have to be
used in order to comprehend the technique of transfer ten
TT. Working with a very young child that
has already learnt to count on it’s fingers to ten, it is
easily possible to transfer that concept to Abacus One and
the Chance Encounter Score Board.
Abacus One
After exploring all the possibilities that chance encounter
offers in relation to learning mathematics, along with the
rules of the game provided by a working mathematician a theoretical
physicist Winston Hagston, an Emeritus professor of theoretical
physics at Hull university, and everything you can develop
yourself to Illustrate as many mathematical concepts as you
can possibly find, developing the child's ability at all stages.
At approximately four years of age the child is ready
to Read the written words on Abacus one, should the child
find this difficult at first, it is possible to mark with
a red felt pain one to ten in numerals for the short time
it will take for the child to learn to read the written words
for numbers. With Abacus
one it is possible for the child to count through all the
times table, reinforcing the chanting of the times table,
which is so easily learnt especially when it is reinforced
by an actual demonstration of the transferring of numbers.
Instant memory recall of the times table, will be absorbed
and retrained for life by utilising these two resources, Abacus
one and the chanted times table.
From four years of age a child will be able to do mathematics
on the Abacus working either from left to right or right to
left understanding and retaining all the methodology needed
to add and subtract numbers on the three columns.
Once these concepts have been fully understood in relation
to numbers up to 100, the concepts can easily be transferred
to thousands and millions. Multiplication and division can be demonstrated
on Abacus one all concepts are interchangeable.
Once children have been given a full background in mathematics
using the Abacus's they can start to work on mathematics using
the systematically based primary mathematics written entirely
with accelerated comprehension in mind by Professor Hagston
utilising all the concepts that have been reinforced and absorbed
by children learning their basic arithmetic on the Abacus.

The Abacus One
Benefits of
the Abacus one
 First of all it teaches a child to count
 It teaches a child to recognise the numbers
in written English
 It teaches a child maths at the child’s own
pace
 It gives a child a mathematic map for life
 A child will understand the arrangement quickly
 It develops short cuts in mental arithmetic
 It gives a child confidence in their own ability
 It develops four concepts in mathematics,
counting, speaking counting, reading counting, comprehending
counting in Arabic numerals
 If the sum is stated correctly, it cannot
be wrong
 It encourages a child to experiment in maths
and to answer many sums quickly
 No matter how difficult a child finds arithmetic,
it will gain speed and confidence at its own rate
 It allows parents to help the child in understanding
school maths at home
 Because of the physical movement, it distracts
the child from thinking it as a formal lesson
 It allows the original teacher (Mother) to
continue to teach after the most important lesson that she
has already bestowed on her child, speech
 It is not intended to replace the calculator,
only to understand it
 It makes arithmetic interesting
 It makes maths easy after establishing the
rules
 Abacus One is essential for high speed comprehension
(accelerated learning)
 Either parent or teacher or older child can
demonstrate Abacus One (children teach children)
 Boredom is the enemy in education in both
child and adult
 How many half numbers in ten, how many quarter
numbers in ten, how many eighths in ten and how many tenths
in ten?
 The child moves naturally from fractions to
division
 From division to decimal
 It gives an instant answer
 The three stemmed version is for children
aged 2 to 5
 The seven stemmed version is for children
aged 5 plus
Once the child has gained
the preliminary concept, it’s rate of learning leaps beyond
the normal Western educational expectations
