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How to Use an Abacus: Counting

Contrary to popular belief, using the abacus is not an ancient complicated art form where you have to meditate and be the abacus before you can use this tool.

It is easy to use and an activity for you to do together with your child.

How to Count Using an Abacus

Counting with an abacus is a simple and effective way to do basic math. To start, you will need to understand the abacus' structure and how to use it.

The abacus is made up of columns of beads, with each column representing a different place value.

Upper Deck :

The upper deck of beads represents the number five.