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What is Mental Math and Why Should We Study by Shilpa Rao
... Learning mental math at early age can help boost your child’s confidence when it comes to mathematics, develop mental calculation abilities, provide a sense of achievement as the child's proficiency improves, lead to greater mental capacity, promote intuitive thinking, enhance problemsolving capability, enhance creativity and last but not least, improve concentration and mental endurance. Read what past president of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has to say about mental ...
Amazing Benefits Of Mental Math by Shilpa Rao
... One method is Abacus Mental Math method and another is Vedic Mental Math. Both of these methods have their roots in Asia. Abacus Mental Math method has it's root in the eastern Asia, whereas Vedic Mental Mathematics method has it's root in southern Asia. Abacus Mental Math is taught using centuries old tool called Abacus whereas Vedic Mental Math method is taught using the old scriptures from India but without any tool. Goal of Abacus method is to teach and practice simple calculations such ...
Abacus Mental Math in Asia and the West by Shilpa Rao
... Such problems are solved in 5 seconds or even less, by a 6 year old studying abacus mental math for a bit over a year. Such is the power of abacus mental math education. Today, the same educational materials used in Asian nations are available in the United States, Canada, UK, Europe and South Africa. Today various websites offer not only easy to understand textbooks on abacus math but also math practice worksheets. And this is the kind of practice that engages a child to learn math with a ...
Mental Math Methods From Asia by Shilpa Rao
... First of all, let us figure out what exactly is mental math. Today if you search the phrase "mental math" you will probably end up with millions of options. Not exactly that makes your life easy; instead it builds up and strengthens your curiosity. Put in simplest terms, mental math can be defined as calculations performed in your head  mentally  without help of any external device be it as simple as pen and paper or any modern day device such as calculator, computer or any other ...
The Shocking Secret Behind Your Math Blocks by Kenneth Williams
... In this short article, you're going to discover the ONE reason you struggle with mental math. And I promise you, it's NOT the reason you think it is. You see, it’s NOT your natural math ability, or the way you were born, or any of the other lame explanations you've been conditioned to believe. No. The real reason you're not a calculating whiz kid is startlingly simple. In fact it’s right in front of your eyes as you read these words now. And yet it’s been hidden from you all your life.
Mental Math Practice Worksheets by Shilpa Rao
... The next best alternative is to find math practice worksheets. There are many websites that offer you downloadable practice worksheets for a small fee. And there are some websites that offer you for free. Some offer you predefined sheets where as very few websites offer you build your own math practice worksheets. Usage of math practice sheets early on can instill a great habit of enjoying math and at the same time help to solidify mental math skills.
Do Your Kids a Favor  Take Away the Calculator by Joe Pagano
... Moreover, the exercise the brain gets from doing mental arithmetic is well worth any effort expended as such activity pays very nice dividends in the form of a sharper wit. So do your kids a favor, parents. Take away the calculator and let your kids do their math homework without it. They may struggle at first, and they may not like this deal; but before long they will be thanking you for giving them the gift of a lifetime: the ability to succeed at math and the joy that comes from doing so.
The Hazard of Using Calculators at School by Victor Guskov
... It is obvious that we can not manage without calculators today, but we must remember about simple mental computations and their significance for success or failure in math. I consider that it is necessary to lay emphasis once more – extensive using of calculators (especially at the first six or seven grades) leads to degeneration of pupils’ mental computational skills and afterward to deterioration of their learning ability.
