The brain consists of two hemispheres – the logical left hemisphere and the creative right hemisphere.
A child’s right brain is dominant at a young age and his/her left brain will be more and more dominant with age. In order to maximise the potential of the brain, both hemispheres should be as active as possible regardless of how old you are. However, due to nature of the environment where we make daily logical choices or analyse different situations, the right hemisphere of the brain is under-utilised for most of us. Mentalmatics™ keeps both the left and especially the right hemisphere of the brain active as both the left and the right hand are trained to stir the beads of the abacus, hence it stimulates the whole brain, which is essential for good mental and intellectual development of a child.
1. How does Mentalmatics™ stimulate both the left and right hemisphere of a brain?
Using the right part of the body stimulates the left brain while using the right part of the body stimulates the left brain. When a child is faced with an arithmetic problem such as 1 + 2, the child will recognise the symbol “1” via the left brain. The symbol is then processed into an image via the right brain. Similarly, the symbol “2” will be recognised via the left brain and processed into the image “2” via the right brain. Addition of the image “2” to the image “1” is then processed using the right brain to derive at the answer “3” in the form of an image. Thereafter, the image “3” is processed back into the symbol “3” via the left brain. It is this interchanging and usage of both hemispheres of the brain which stimulates the whole brain of the child. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of more numbers and with a higher difficulty level are also completed by the child with ease, speed and accuracy.
2. Benefits of Mentalmatics™
Mentalmatics™ not only enhances the mental arithmetic abilities of a child, it also helps the child apply his/her skill for all aspects in his/her daily Mathematics work. This is even more so for the problem-sums solving segment in schools, where a child can check the accuracy of his/her answers at fast speed, hence he/she has done and checked the answers to the questions at one go while his/her peers may not have time to check the answers which they have provided in their work.
3. Unleash children’s potential!
Best results occur when children start their Mentalmatics™ journey at a very young age so as to maximise the potential of the whole brain. The earlier children start, the earlier they are able to mentally perform using the four Mathematical operators – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – with ease, fast speed and high accuracy.
Enhanced brain development from an early age and which is kept stimulated throughout childhood and even adulthood will not only greatly help in schoolwork, but also during professional and working life as he/she is able to embrace change, think out of the box, have a better and more productive relationship with family, friends and colleagues, and have a positive mindset in general. In short, a person with a well-balanced and active left and right brain will develop better holistically.