UCMAS is a member of the prestigious UC International Corporation with Headquarters in Malaysia. From the humble beginnings in 1993, UCMAS has proven that it is the pioneer in mental development programmes for children, with the influence and impact of UCMAS to the world. From the first centre established in Malaysia, UCMAS has expanded ideas of a better tomorrow for young children by stretching ideas and concepts to every corner of the globe. With over 2 decades of experience and ever-improving
knowledge and innovations, UCMAS has established its global franchise brand to 5 continents covering more than 55 countries. UCMAS has about 5,000 centres worldwide and has helped over one million children around the world up-to- date.
UCMAS collaborates with The Chinese Zhusuan Association (CZA) from China and also with the Global Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Association (GAMA) to cater newer and much improved scientifically –proven methodologies in the mental development field. Apart from the numerous and prestigious awards received over the years, UCMAS was also awarded as the first organisation in the mental arithmetic industry to achieve the ISO 9001:2000 certification. We believe the UCMAS program extends the child Beyond Math. Along with strengthening Math skills, the UCMAS approach promotes whole brain development and establishes foundational building blocks like memory, concentration, creativity and problem solving. These critical 21st Century skills inspire every child with greater confidence and success in all subject areas, competitive exams and day to day activities.
Mental Arithmetic is a form of calculation that does not involve the use of any physical or external gadgets / instruments such as a calculator or a computer. They(calculations) are solely done by human mind using mental power. To achieve this, UCMAS utilizes an ancient Chinese tool called the Abacus. The children are taught to calculate using the abacus by mapping the beads to numbers in their mind and the calculations are performed by moving the beads accordingly. This way, through continued practice, the children register the numbers as images in their right brain and eventually can perform mental mathematics at exceptional speeds without the help of the abacus and their speeds are faster than that of electronic calculators.
According to scientific studies and research, mental abilities in children must be developed by the age of 12. Mental growth is most rapid before the age of 12. The degree of mental development achieved by a child during this time has a great influence over his/her future. That is why UCMAS is designed for children between the ages of 6-12.For the first six months of the programme the child is familiarized and made to operate the abacus. The beads on the abacus represent numbers and the central and the vertical rods provide additional value to the beads
The Abacus (Mental Arithmetic)
A tool that was founded 2000 years ago
Used for solving arithmetic operations
Manual gadget (does not require any power to operate).
The human brain is made of two hemispheres that is the right and the left. The left brain which is associated with logic and analytical processing is well developed in most of the children through regular school curriculum. However, the right brain which is the seat of intelligence associated in a large measure to increased learning ability, Concentration, Perceptual capabilities,Speed and accuracy of thinking not only when calculating the Abacus,Memory Capacity,Creativity, Concentration,Photographic Memory,Provides a solid foundation for overall Academic success,Builds self-confidence. UCMAS is a program which aims at developing and exploiting the capabilities of the right brain to the fullest extent possible through mental arithmetic.