A: Because our training method differs greatly from that of traditional mathematics, just because your child struggles with math at school doesn’t mean he won’t do well at UCMAS. On the contrary, some of the most successful students have been those who had previously found math difficult. If a student is dedicated to the program, receives strong parental support and encouragement and persists through the initial training period, dramatic improvement is guaranteed. This is confirmed by the many testimonials we have from our proud UCMAS parents.
A: Absolutely! A student who has already demonstrated advanced ability in mathematics will still benefit greatly from learning the Abacus method. UCMAS graduates learn new techniques and better understand how calculations work, enabling them to do their work faster and more accurately. That’s powerful knowledge to take forward into secondary school and beyond. Plus, the whole brain development and life skills UCMAS fosters will help your child excel in any subject.
A: The UCMAS Mental Math program trains students to quickly and accurately do complex calculations without the aid of a calculator or other helpers. Introduce the concept of visualization and thinking in pictures.
A: Unique among its competitors, UCMAS actively encourages parents to participate in the Parents Awareness program (prior to starting the Basic level), which helps parents understanding the system and support their child in the early training stages. Parents are also regularly kept up to date as to their child’s progress throughout the program.
A: UCMAS Mental Math program promotes whole brain development, develops foundational skills like focus, listening and creativity and trains the next generation of leaders to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive environment.
A: On average, parents report improved skills after 2 to 3 levels of training that is 6 to 9 months. In many cases improvement will be obvious earlier on and in fewer cases later on. One thing worth knowing is that the benefits are a function of continuous practice, attending UCMAS weekly classes alone will not be enough to produce results.
A: Children of all ages learn the same techniques; older students may grasp concepts faster but younger students will catch up soon. Technically, they all need to go through the same teaching plan, like learning the ABCs of a new language or the Do Re Me of music, any difference in abilities is usually happening due to the intensity of practice and not age.