AL Abacus Standard
AL Abacus Standard is Made in the USA!* This 9-3/4" x 7-1/2" (24.75 cm x 19.25 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.
The interactive AL Abacus is available for you to explore on our website. You can work with addition and multiplication using trading and quantity recognition. Place value cards and the math way of counting are also shown. An electronic version from NCTM is available for you to explore.
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WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD! Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
AL Abacus is a game changer hands down!! It was a challenge for my 8 year old to count on using traditional forms of counting, however with the AL Abacus she can see the answer right there! It's her favorite math tool thus far.
This abacus is golden! I can see my daughter understanding math and how to do it. She loves her abacus and not only uses it for school, but uses it in play non-stop. My brother has decided to buy one because he loves how she has been taught. My grandmother was taught mathematics by abacus and we still have her original abacus from the 1930s from Japan.
Amazing instructional supply
We love it! It’s the perfect size for kids! Shipping was fast too! I’m very pleased with my purchase.
My boys love this!
We have been using Singapore Math since second grade with my daughter, but she is a right-brained, artistic child and was struggling with grasping math concepts. She had developed a mental block that wouldn't allow her to learn. One day I stumbled upon a review of RightStart and found the virtual abacus. I experimented with it (math was my favorite subject, so I totally grasped the logic of it), and then I showed it to my daughter. She was just finishing 2nd grade at the time. I asked if she would like it, and she said yes. So I bought it. Let's just say it revolutionized math! She started to get things quicker. Her mental math capabilities soared. When it came time to teach addition with carrying and subtraction with borrowing, it took about 3 problems to grasp it, and there were no tears. We have continued to use Singapore, and she is doing well, and doesn't always need the abacus now, half way through third grade (Level 2), but if she needs it, she does use it. Right now she wants to work without the abacus, and she is mentally manipulating numbers, much as I remember doing (remember, I loved math as a kid, so no one had to teach me the mental manipulation stuff--I figured it out for myself without an abacus--in fact, I never used one until I started homeschooling!).
Right now I am considering using RightStart for my Kindergarten-age son. He's too wiggly to enjoy sit-down stuff, and I really like having lessons planned out for me!