Based on levels the students are at, Sensei adapts her teachings so that the students can make the most out of it. My daughter Abhi has been blessed with excellent teacher who understands her challenges and handles her with grace. Every class makes a difference in the way she handles maths. We can see her
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Violet was asked what goals she would like to set for herself. She stated that she would like to be very good at something in school. So we looked into all the subjects to see which goals would be attainable and would leave her with some lasting value. We decided it would be math and
It is with great delight that we write about our funtastic experience with JAMS, Portland. All three of our children have been learning Abacus math here for close to a decade. Sensei Miwako is simply an amazing teacher who inspires and motivates her students to improve and excel constantly. Our children have had the unique opportunity
[facebook id="471322139735658"] "Ganbare! Ganbare! Ganbare!" You hear it shouted over and over again in the video. In Japan will hear it from friends, neighbors, classmates, and parents. You will see it on signs, buttons, and bumper stickers. It is an important expression, and exemplifies a crucial aspect of Japanese culture--the insistence that you never give
Are you right-brained or left-brained? Do you prefer art over math, or understand music better than language? Why not both? Normally when we do mathematical calculations we use the left hemisphere of our brain. However, researcher Kimiko Kawano found that advanced abacus users use the right side of their brains when calculating! Why does this
"We are fortunate to have discovered JAMS, and grateful to Miwako Sensei, who instills discipline and motivation in her pupils.” -Karen C., Parent You may think JAMS is just about learning the abacus, but we are about so much more! It is Sensei Miwako’s goal to help develop the whole child. JAMS encourages and
In an epic battle between the Japanese abacus and an electronic calculator, which do you think would win? On November 12, 1946 the abacus was put to the test! In the capable hands of Mr. Kiyoshi Matsuzaki, the abacus won in a decisive victory of 4 to 1! The Nippon Times reported at the time
Join us at Abacus Masters ‘16, the 11th annual JAMS math skills competition. Our students will be competing against the region’s best and brightest, so come out to cheer them on! This is also a great opportunity to bring friends and family so they can see the skills we’re developing in our students! DOWNLOAD the
On December 29th, 2015 Sensei Miwako Sakabayashi brought students Winston Chan and Riko Mizuno to participate in The 15th Pan Pacific Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Competition. More than 250 students representing nine countries from around the world competed. Winston captured 1st place in his group and Riko captured 4th place in hers. Sensei Miwako was