3G Abacus FAQ

How young can my child start to learn 3G Abacus?

Students can start learning 3G Abacus course from 5 years old onwards.
For Nursery to Kindergarten 2 (4-6 years old), students will start from the Preparatory Course.
For Primary 1-6, students will start from the Elementary Level.

My child does not have any Abacus background, can he learn?

Yes, no problem for that. In fact, almost all of the children have no prior abacus background when joining, we will teach them from the basic.

My child is 10/11/12 years old. Is it too late to join?

Your child can still join, but she will most probably complete the Elementary syllabus faster.

Will there be conflict with his Maths in school?

For 3G Abacus, because we use the 9 beads abacus, the concept is actually same to the school’s method, (every 10 carry over). For our students, it actually help them in their school work. Usually our students who has been with us for at least a year before starting P1 can achieve very good results in Maths.

What is the difference between 3G Abacus and the traditional 4 beads abacus?

The abacus we use is different. We uses the 9 beads abacus, while traditional abacus uses the 4 bead abacus. As such, the formula that student need to learn is much lesser. For the 4 beads abacus, they will need to learn 6 sets of formulae, but for 3G Abacus, students only need to learn 2 sets of formulae. It reduces the time they take to learn.
The ultimate goal of learning Abacus Mental-Arithmetic is to achieve fast and accurate calculation, which 3G Abacus can help students achieve this goal in a shorter period of time.