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2 Row Abacus

The perfect first abacus for young learners!

Features a sturdy wooden frame, two rows of ten wooden beads placed on smooth rods for easy movement.

The five bead colour grouping allows children to use five and ten as anchors for solving equations.

The colourful wooden beads slide smoothly across the wooden rods.

Afrikaans and English instructions included.

Size: 250 x 70 x 85mm.

Age 4+.

R79.00

Description

In the box
• 1 Wooden abacus 20 beads
• Instructions

Size: 250 x 70 x 85mm.

Life Skills

Life Skills
• Develop early maths concepts
• Understand the basic vocabulary of maths
• Improve problem-solving abilities
• Promote logical thinking and reasoning
• Perform arithmetical operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
• Discover basic maths patterns and number stairs
Note: In order to prevent mirror-image confusion, the teacher should ensure that all learners face the same direction and are not seated in a circular formation when demonstrating the use of the abacus.

Specific skills developed
• Auditory Sequencing – the ability to remember and recall what was heard in the sequences in which it was heard.
• Directionality – the direction in which / from which an object moves or is moved.
• Fine Motor Co-ordination – the coordinated movements of the small muscles and joints of the body, e.g. fingers, wrists and hands.
• Fine Motor Development – the development of the small muscles of the body including the eyes, wrists, hands and fingers.
• Intellectual Development – the ability to form concepts, to understand, to judge, to solve problems, to make decisions, to reason and to recognise.
• Number concept – an understanding of the basic meaning of numbers.
• Spatial Relationships – an awareness of one’s position in relation to objects or objects in relation to other objects.
• Visual Foreground / Background Perception – this is the ability to focus attention on a particular visual item, placing it in the foreground, while allowing everything else to fade into the background.
• Vocabulary and Knowledgebase – The vocabulary that learners use and their ‘knowledge base’ that they refer to while telling or talking. It helps to broaden a learner’s vocabulary and knowledge base.

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