AL Abacus Junior
AL Abacus Junior is Made in the USA!* This 5.8" x 5.2" (14.732 cm x 13.208 cm) plastic abacus is grouped in 5s and 10s to encourage quantity recognition and visualization. On one side the child performs basic operations and learns strategies for mastering the facts. On the reverse side, trading is emphasized.
After using the regular size abacus, it looks like a doll abacus – maybe its cuteness is part of why both my daughters prefer it. :) Their little fingers can move the little beads, but an adult or older child would probably use a pencil more effectively. It's smaller footprint is very convenient
Just wish it was a couple dollars less expensive so it would be more reasonable to buy a class set.
My son loves the smaller size. İt works great and is much easier to take with us when we're on the go
This abacus is perfect for my 8 year old. She likes that it is smaller and easier to keep handy.