Summer Program - Learn Abacus Mental Arithmetic! Join the Fun!

In this 5-week course students will learn how to do basic 1-,2-,3-, 4- digit calculations on a Japanese Abacus, Soroban (no formulas involved). This unique activity develops such cognitive skills as number sense, memory, concentration, etc.
Completed by 1 learner
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn to do calculations on Abacus and mentally with basic Abacus manipulations (no formulas involved).
Each student will have homework  (2-3 worksheets per week). Each worksheet will require 15-20 minutes of work on abacus/ Soroban.
Worksheets will be shared through zoom and students will download it. 
Each student will need an abacus (Soroban of 13, 15 or 17 rods)  for all 6 classes. Please, order it ahead of time. 
Option 1:
Option 2:

Also you can make your own search and buy an abacus (Soroban of 13, 15 or 17 rods) of your own choice. 

For best results, please use laptops or stationery computers for this class. Tablets won't provide a good view for the student and the teacher. 

Students would need one sheet of paper and a pencil for every class.
For the first class students will need an Abacus, black Sharpie,  a sheet of paper and  black and any other color (their favorite) markers for drawing. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The assessment will be done on the final class: students will have a test of Abacus practice as an informal setting of competition. 
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Natalya KapyrinaAbacus Mental Arithmetic instructor
3 completed classes

About Me

My name is Natalya. I am a Mental Arithmetic instructor. 
In my classes kids learn how to use a Japanese abacus, Soroban and with its continuous use to perform mental calculations at a high speed and with a high accuracy. Mental Arithmetic classes... 
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