Local math program Abacus West expands to Seattle

October 2, 2012

By Staff

Abacus West, a local math tutoring program based in Sammamish that integrates the use of the Japanese abacus as a tool to teach fundamental math skills, is now offering classes in Seattle.

The program, launched in 2010, addresses a rising trend in using the ancient abacus more prevalently in mathematics education. Students learn to manipulate the beads of an abacus and how to visualize a mental abacus, enabling them to perform mental math. Along the way, students develop their focus, concentration and visualization skills.

The after-school math enrichment program is aimed at children ages 5-12.

The Seattle classes will be offered at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. With the expansion, Abacus West now offers classes in three cities — Sammamish, Redmond and Seattle.

Abacus West offers classes at the Plateau Club in Sammamish and the Old Redmond School House in Redmond.

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