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Why Should Children Learn Abacus?


The Abacus was popularly known as a counting frame used by merchants during the ancient times (2400 B.C.) Our ancestors used to put the beads in a tray to keep track of the count of their sales, however, the beads kept on spilling off so they thought of placing the beads along the rod. It was believed that abacus was invented by Chinese people and they called it “suanpan” which means “counting tray”.


Over time, the abacus became so popular that other regions in the world started to use it. The abacus was initially meant for counting but methods were later formulated to calculate equations that involve addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and more functions. Even today, the abacus has been widely used as a tool to make arithmetic calculations. Even though calculators have been invented in this era, there are still many good reasons why children should learn the abacus.