Nearly 3 years ago, I was searching for a suitable abacus class for my kids. I found out there are different types of abacus available in the market. I was a bit confused which one to embrace. I decided to find out the differences between the various abacuses. I personally went to a few centres to learn what kind of abacus, formulas, and materials they are using to teach children.
I met Mdm Chee, in U E Learning Centre at Jurong East. She explained to me in detail what is 3G Abacus, and how it differs from other abacus. It uses only 2 sets of formulas, and it is closer to the Mathematical methods children are learning in school.

I was impressed by the methods that 3G Abacus is using, because anyone can pick up their methods very quickly and easily, if they learn.

I was again impressed by Mdm Chee, because she is the founder of 3G Abacus. She is so polite, friendly, humble, and ready to help others.

I decided to learn this course. After I completed this course, I got the opportunity to open a franchise in Saudi Arabia. I trained teachers and students, and they all love it!

3rd Generation Abacus is an effective and strategic way of allowing children to learn math concept in a simplified way as it only requires student to memorize 2 sets of formulae. Students can pick up the skills faster this way.

This course is professionally structured in such a way that one can progress systematically. It includes theories and plenty of practices to reinforce one’s foundation. We strongly believe Abacus still has a part to play in the modern days now and it is able to aid the younger generation as we advance into the technological age.

This course can improve a child’s memory and thinking skills, and it also inculcates an interest in mathematics in the student. One can also learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide both using an abacus and using mental calculation very quickly through the course. It will help children who are in lower primary in the understanding of number bond in primary school Math.

This skill has proven to be beneficial in improving one’s mental capability, increasing one’s speed of response, memory power and concentration power.

Herald Learning Center, previously known as Nickel Apple Learning Centre, is a dedicated abacus learning centre that focuses on small group learning through experienced teachers and specially edited programme to build up the children’s mental calculation and strength progressively. The specially edited programme capitalizes on the fundamentals of 3G abacus that differ from traditional abacus teachings by incorporating easier techniques that are easily comprehended and mastered by students of all ages and levels.

Recognizing the importance of delivering an effective learning programme, teachers at Herald had been successful in incorporating quick-to-learn 3G techniques through meticulously designed formulas. The programme increases the speed and capacity to count, equipping children with a strong foundation to academic subjects such as mathematics. Most importantly, by inculcating formulas to the basic human ability to count, children are made aware that the ability to recognize and introduce pat-terns and regularities to basic leaning could aid the process of acquiring the skills. The former is critical to a young mind as it introduces a discipline built on the essence of logic and analytics which is key in visualizing, articulating and solving complex and complicated concepts in his/her future endeavors.

Our centre had witnessed the success of many of our students who had effectively mastered the art of 3G Abacus. While some had excelled in their performances academically, others had taken home top awards at international competitions held in Hong Kong.



Time really flies fast. It has been more than 10 years since I have dealt with this 9-beaded abacus. Honestly speaking, the initial thought of me taking up 3G Abacus is a very pure and simple one – to build up the number-sense of my own children in a fun and easy way.  When I first got to know about 3G Abacus, I was very excited as it seemed to have solved all my problems. I love the idea of the 9-beaded abacus teaching as it literally is what-you-see-is-what-you-get. It does not cause confusion and contradiction to what the children have learnt in school.

The idea of teaching has never come to my mind until Mdm Chee encouraged me to try teaching. I thought, “Well, no harm trying right?” So, that’s the start of my teaching career.

Teaching is very addictive. The more you teach, the more you would want to teach. I love the smiles on the children’s face when they are able to complete the questions within the given time. I love the smiling faces of the children when they come out from the examination hall, showing that they are confident to pass the grading exam. I love the satisfying looks of the children when they are able to get a prize from the competition. And, I love the confident looks of the children when they come back and tell me how well they have scored for their Mathematics exam in school. All these have motivated me greatly to move on from time to time.

When it comes to learning, parents play a very important role too. I’m very lucky to have very supportive parents who will help me to time their kids when they are doing their homework at home and to make sure that the kids finish up their homework in time. These have helped to expedite the process for the students to know the importance of timing and hence developing better time management skill in them.

All these years of teaching have taught me a very important thing – The more you love your students, the more the students will love you.

I joined 3G Abacus  3 years before in UE Learning Centre under the guidance of Founder cum Instructor Mdm. Chee. I enjoyed every movement of this journey. I am a Licensee holder now and have my own abacus class.3G Abacus is one of the most powerful program in improving a child’s efficiency and performance level. It makes the child confident, speedy and more focussed. It also helps in developing visualisation skills. This program is well – planned and introduced in a manner which children are able to understand and grasp comfortably.

 In times of cut throat competition, where the kids have a tough schedule to follow,3G Abacus does not prove to be an extra burden on them. Rather, the pace of progress is enjoyable and comfortable at the same time.

 The positive feedback from parents about the immense improvement in their children fills us with contentment and satisfaction. It has been a great learning experience for me whereby I have not only been an instrument of a child’s development but have immense benefited from my team with wonderfully positive people around me and especially our mentor, Founder of 3G Abacus Mdm. Chee. She is a great inspiration to all of us.