Arithmetic is vital for helping young children build a solid academic foundation for maths. Teachers who work with young children know that it is difficult to introduce the concept of numbers and their values. It is a long learning process that requires clarity and order using the whole brain. Many children struggle to understand numeric relationships without using a concrete object such as an abacus. When using the abacus through a sequence of introducing maths in stages, our understanding of numeric relationships and their values become clearer, and we increase our ability to use the power of our brain to solve problems.
Learning this skill is essential for more than maths alone as it effectively develops the untapped parts of brain, promoting overall intelligence. According to the scientific research, a child who lacks proper mental formation can experience a sharp decline in mental abilities even at the age of 20. On the other hand, a child who receives this formation by the age of 12 will continue to remain alert and sharp even up to the age of 70.