The annual competition – Abacus Masters – will be held in February 2017. This is a mandatory event for all JAMS students, and students from other states will also be participating. We’ll be at the same venue as last year and more details will be coming to you over weeks leading up to the event.

When: Sunday, February 26
9am – 12:30pm

Where: Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219



  • 9:00a.m. Student Check-in
  • 9:20a.m. Group Photo
  • 9:30a.m. Welcome Sensei Miwako Sakabayashi Introductions Sensei : Shinichi Yabuki (President League of Soroban Education of USA)
  • 9:45 a.m. Written Exam
  • 10:00 a.m. Flash Anzan A, B, C, D, E, F
  • 10:45 a.m. Bathroom Break
  • 10:55 a.m. Oral Abacus A, B, C, D, E, F
  • 11:45 a.m. Award Ceremony – Flash Anzan (A, B, C, D, E, F), Oral Abacus (A, B, C, D, E, F), Written Exam (A, B, C, D, E, F)
  • 12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Nothing fuels the fire for math than discovering you can be a math genius! If you’re not sure Abacus will help your child, sign up for a free preview of our online Abacus Classes – there’s no obligation to register! Come meet with us, watch some kids in action, calculating at the speed of light! We guarantee you will have fun watching these little geniuses.




JAMS is proud to be the only Abacus math school in Portland and in the State of Oregon certified by the League of Soroban of Americas. Since 2001, we have dedicated to Abacus & Anzan instruction and to building a strong foundation of Mental Mathematics along with lifelong skills. JAMS empowers children to achieve academic success, so they will grow in areas that go well beyond the classroom. JAMS parents can expect their child to improve in 5 different areas: concentration, discipline, problem-solving, time management, and confidence. This is the teaching approach at JAMS since opening its doors.