The Abacus was in use for centuries before the adoption of the written modern numeral system.
Around the world, they have been used in education as an aid in teaching maths and arithmetic. Children love to measure things and to explore the perspective of different objects. These new Abacus beads are a wonderful and unique teaching tool which takes a traditional counting and sorting device and introduces a new accurate measurement function which revolutionises the traditional learning companion.
The Abacus beads are exactly 1cm in width, so that children can easily and accurately measure distances and circumferences of many objects. The beads are available in units of either 100 or of 20 and are easily interchangeable to allow the user to create their own custom length sleeves.
The smaller children’s Abacus beads do not incorporate the new measuring system – they are colour-coded and evenly divided to help with counting and sorting.
An excellent mathematical tool that will have many uses in the classroom.