The calculator is a very common
instrument for computing numbers in the world today. However, learning how
to compute numbers mentally is still very important. This is especially true
for children ages 6 to 15. Parents should not miss the window of
opportunity to introduce their children to mental arithmetic. Mental arithmetic promotes the overall abilities of the brain.
Approximately 88% of the world
population is right-handed. Right-handed people have more developed left
brain hemispheres and less developed right brain hemispheres. Medical experts
indicate that the creative ability of the right brain is almost a million
times that of the left brain. Computers, calculators, robots, and other
business machines were all invented to facilitate the function of the left
brain. There is no substitute for the right brain, and the abilily
of the right brain is the determining factor for a person to excel in
studying and career development.
From birth to the age of
eighteen, brain development is at its greatest. During this period, a child will invariably become brighter
if ample simulation has been given to both sides of his/her brain. One of the most direct and
effective practices used in mental arithmetic is the utilization of both hands. The right hemisphere of the
brain commands the motion of the left hand, and the left hemisphere of the
brain commands the right hand. The movement of the two hands represents one third of total brain activity.
American children also learn J.S.U.M.A.
Conventional mental arithmetic
techniques require children to spend a long period of time learning the
abacus. As a result, only the left hemisphere of the brain is stimulated and the
right half of the brain is ignored.
However, J.S.U. MENTAL ARITHMETIC does
not teach children how to use an abacus. Children are taught how to use their ten
fingers. Special emphasis is placed on the movement of the left hand in
order to stimulate the activities of the right hemisphere of the brain.
Later on, children will be introduced to abstract mental arithmetic via
paper teaching aids. J.S.U. MENTAL ARITHMETIC designed both
the teaching technique and teaching materials to follow the principal of
stimulating the right hemisphere of the brain.
Mental calculation is only
one of the many benefits that J.S.U. MENTAL ARITHMETIC provides.
It also helps children increase their
concentration level, memory power, creativity, reasoning, imagination,
organizational skill, and overall development.
J.S.U. MENTAL ARITHMETIC has been
enjoyed and welcomed by children from Taiwan,
Singapore, Malaysia, the United States of America, Canada, and Australia in
recent years. Last year the tour into Beijing, Shanghai, Wu-Han, Xan Young, and
Guan Chou was very well received and welcomed, too. We hope that your child will also benefit from
J.S.U. MENTAL ARITHMETIC.