Learn to Do Math With Soroban a Japanese Abacus

Learn How to Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide and Find Square Roots With This Easy to Use Instruction Guide.

Author: Sai Speed Math Academy

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537163291


Page: 162

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Learn how to add, subtract, multiply, divide and find square roots with this easy to use instruction guide. There are many sample problems with step-by-step instructions. The illustrations make it easy to follow along with the descriptions. Practice and perfect skills as you learn with the numerous practice problems given at the end of each chapter.

How to Use a Chinese Abacus

A Step-by-Step Guide to Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Roots and More

Author: Paul Green

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781475218190

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 156

View: 6261

This book will teach you step-by-step how to perform addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, square roots and cube roots on a Chinese abacus. It also explains the ancient 'extra bead' method and the 'suspended bead' method. Great for both children and adults. Clearly explained with text and pictures throughout every stage of your calculation.

Complete Abacus Mind Math

Step by Step Guide to Mastering Mind Math with a Japanese Abacus

Author: Abacus Foundation

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977830364


Page: 214

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A Complete Abacus Mind Math Instruction and Workbook for addition and subtraction, the book includes: Instructions on how to effectively introduce children to mind math with ways to build their skill. Integrated workbook work is given after each instruction section. Examples are shown for each section with clear graphics on how to proceed. The book explains how to calculate both on the abacus and in the mind. The Soroban has for a long time been used as an instrument to fast track children into a better understanding of math. Abacus Mind Math with its methodical approach: 1. Strengthens mental visualization 2. Sharpens concentration 3. Improves academic results 4. Enforces problem solving techniques These attributes combine to boost the confidence of the child throughout their learning years. This useful and impressive skill would be an asset for anyone.

Japanese Abacus Use & Theory

Author: Takashi Kojima

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462903843

Category: History

Page: 104

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The Japanese Abacus & Theory book is easy to follow, and gives the reader step-by-step directions on how to use it correctly while applying it to practical use. The imperfect numerical notation and scarcity of suitable writing materials in ancient times are presumed to have given rise to need for devices of mechanical calculation. While the definite origin of the abacus is obscure, there is some reason for believing that its earliest form reckoning table covered with sand or fine dust, in which figures were drawn with a stylus, to be erased with the figure when necessary. Though the Abacus is an older tool for calculation it still is used today in Japan taking on a different name called Soroban. Though the Japanese Abacus or Soroban may appear mysterious or even primitive to those raised in the age of pocket calculators and desktop computers, this intriguing tool is capable of amazing speed and accuracy. It is still widely used throughout the shops and markets of Asia, and its popularity shows no sign of decline. Here for the first time in English is a complete explanation of how to use the abacus.

Japanese Abacus for Kids

A Step-by-step Guide to Addition and Subtraction Using the Japanese Abacus (Soroban)

Author: Paul Green

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532851315


Page: 72

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This book will teach you step-by-step how to perform addition and subtraction on a Japanese abacus. Clearly explained with text and colored pictures throughout every stage of your calculation. It has been specifically written for children.

Abacus Mind Math Level 1 Workbook 2

(Of 2) Excel at Mind Math with Soroban, a Japanese Abacus

Author: Sai Speed Math Academy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941589021


Page: 94

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Abacus Mind Math Level 1 - Workbook 2 (for students): Topics covered: Dictation Plus and minus 2, 3, and 4 of 5 exchange concepts Workbook 2 includes over 1575 practice problems for children to learn and master concepts introduced. Use this practice Workbook - 2 "after" completing: "Abacus Mind Math Level 1 Workbook 1: Excel at Mind Math with Soroban, a Japanese Abacus" Corresponding instruction for teachers and parents is sold separately under the title: "Abacus Mind Math Instruction Book Level 1: Step by Step Guide to Excel at Mind Math with Soroban, a Japanese Abacus" Adult Learners: Do you want to learn to work on the abacus and master mind math effectively? This book will be an excellent help for adults who are learning to use the abacus and to ultimately master mind math. The book introduces concepts one at a time, which helps in mastering abacus and increasing speed and accuracy effectively. Practicing mind math with this book will aid in your quest for mastery over mind math with effortless ease. Soroban, the Japanese abacus is a very useful visual tool that helps children 'see' numbers as beads while calculating. Soroban perfectly fits with the base 10 number system used at present and provides a systematic method (formulas) to follow while calculating both on the tool and in the mind. Mastering of this tool will enhance your child's basic math comprehension, speed and accuracy. In general, when children practice mind math, they get a very important sense of achievement that helps raise their confidence as students. You can also see an improvement in their concentration, tenacity, memory power and listening skills.

Abacus Mind Math Instruction Book Level 1

Step by Step Guide to Excel at Mind Math with Soroban, a Japanese Abacus

Author: Sai Speed Math Academy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941589007


Page: 92

View: 9833

Abacus Mind Math Instruction Book Level 1 (for teachers and parents): Goal for Level - 1 Addition - without carryover problems Subtraction - without borrowing problems Topics covered: Basics of abacus How to do mind math How to do dictation 5 exchange concepts explained in detail with examples Skill building activities explained Instruction book includes: Examples for each concept with detailed pictures and steps by step instruction on how to calculate and what to tell your students while teaching. Theory behind the formulas explained in simple terms. Over 380 sample problems for teachers and parents to practice the concepts. These sample problems can be used to introduce your child to the concept with effortless ease. Instruction on how to effectively introduce children to mind math with ways to build the skill. Dictation - a very important aspect of abacus training is explained with useful ideas to achieve. Skill building activities are explained that help you train your child. Common mistakes made by students with ways to help them avoid making these mistakes are outlined. Corresponding practice work for children is given in the two workbooks that are sold separately under the following titles. " Abacus Mind Math Level 1 Workbook 1: Excel at Mind Math with Soroban, a Japanese Abacus Abacus Mind Math Level 1 Workbook 2: Excel at Mind Math with Soroban, a Japanese Abacus " Soroban, the Japanese abacus is a very useful visual tool that helps children 'see' numbers as beads while calculating. Soroban perfectly fits with the base 10 number system used at present and provides a systematic method (formulas) to follow while calculating both on the tool and in the mind. Mastering of this tool will enhance your child's basic math comprehension, speed and accuracy. In general, when children practice mind math, they get a very important sense of achievement that helps raise their confidence as students. You can also see an improvement in their concentration, tenacity, memory power and listening skills.

Here's Looking at Euclid

A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math

Author: Alex Bellos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416596348

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race, and arguably the foundation of all human progress. The world of mathematics is a remarkable place." Bellos has traveled all around the globe and has plunged into history to uncover fascinating stories of mathematical achievement, from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of the Zen master of origami, one of the hottest areas of mathematical work today. Taking us into the wilds of the Amazon, he tells the story of a tribe there who can count only to five and reports on the latest findings about the math instinct—including the revelation that ants can actually count how many steps they’ve taken. Journeying to the Bay of Bengal, he interviews a Hindu sage about the brilliant mathematical insights of the Buddha, while in Japan he visits the godfather of Sudoku and introduces the brainteasing delights of mathematical games. Exploring the mysteries of randomness, he explains why it is impossible for our iPods to truly randomly select songs. In probing the many intrigues of that most beloved of numbers, pi, he visits with two brothers so obsessed with the elusive number that they built a supercomputer in their Manhattan apartment to study it. Throughout, the journey is enhanced with a wealth of intriguing illustrations, such as of the clever puzzles known as tangrams and the crochet creation of an American math professor who suddenly realized one day that she could knit a representation of higher dimensional space that no one had been able to visualize. Whether writing about how algebra solved Swedish traffic problems, visiting the Mental Calculation World Cup to disclose the secrets of lightning calculation, or exploring the links between pineapples and beautiful teeth, Bellos is a wonderfully engaging guide who never fails to delight even as he edifies. Here’s Looking at Euclid is a rare gem that brings the beauty of math to life.

Seki, Founder of Modern Mathematics in Japan

A Commemoration on His Tercentenary

Author: Eberhard Knobloch,Hikosaburo Komatsu,Dun Liu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431542736

Category: Mathematics

Page: 588

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Seki was a Japanese mathematician in the seventeenth century known for his outstanding achievements, including the elimination theory of systems of algebraic equations, which preceded the works of Étienne Bézout and Leonhard Euler by 80 years. Seki was a contemporary of Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, although there was apparently no direct interaction between them. The Mathematical Society of Japan and the History of Mathematics Society of Japan hosted the International Conference on History of Mathematics in Commemoration of the 300th Posthumous Anniversary of Seki in 2008. This book is the official record of the conference and includes supplements of collated texts of Seki's original writings with notes in English on these texts. Hikosaburo Komatsu (Professor emeritus, The University of Tokyo), one of the editors, is known for partial differential equations and hyperfunction theory, and for his study on the history of Japanese mathematics. He served as the President of the International Congress of Mathematicians Kyoto 1990.

Good Math

A Geek's Guide to the Beauty of Numbers, Logic, and Computation

Author: Mark C. Chu-Carroll

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 168050360X

Category: Computers

Page: 282

View: 7442

Mathematics is beautiful--and it can be fun and exciting as well as practical. Good Math is your guide to some of the most intriguing topics from two thousand years of mathematics: from Egyptian fractions to Turing machines; from the real meaning of numbers to proof trees, group symmetry, and mechanical computation. If you've ever wondered what lay beyond the proofs you struggled to complete in high school geometry, or what limits the capabilities of computer on your desk, this is the book for you. Why do Roman numerals persist? How do we know that some infinities are larger than others? And how can we know for certain a program will ever finish? In this fast-paced tour of modern and not-so-modern math, computer scientist Mark Chu-Carroll explores some of the greatest breakthroughs and disappointments of more than two thousand years of mathematical thought. There is joy and beauty in mathematics, and in more than two dozen essays drawn from his popular "Good Math" blog, you'll find concepts, proofs, and examples that are often surprising, counterintuitive, or just plain weird. Mark begins his journey with the basics of numbers, with an entertaining trip through the integers and the natural, rational, irrational, and transcendental numbers. The voyage continues with a look at some of the oddest numbers in mathematics, including zero, the golden ratio, imaginary numbers, Roman numerals, and Egyptian and continuing fractions. After a deep dive into modern logic, including an introduction to linear logic and the logic-savvy Prolog language, the trip concludes with a tour of modern set theory and the advances and paradoxes of modern mechanical computing. If your high school or college math courses left you grasping for the inner meaning behind the numbers, Mark's book will both entertain and enlighten you.

Advanced Abacus

Theory and Practice

Author: Takashi Kojima

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462903657

Category: Mathematics

Page: 162

View: 2021

This handy guide will take abacus users from beginner to master level in a very short time. Though the Japanese abacus may appear mysterious or even primitive, this intriguing tool is capable of amazing speed and accuracy. it is still widely used throughout the shop and markets of Asia and its popularity shows no sign of decline. This volume is designed for the student desiring a greater understanding of the abacus and its calculative functions. The text provides thorough explanations of the advanced operations involving negative numbers, decimals, different units of measurement, and square roots. Diagrams illustrate bead manipulation, and numerous exercises provide ample practice. Concise and easy-to-follow, this book will improve your abacus skills and help you perform calculations with greater efficiency and precision.

Abacus Mind Math Level 3 - IB

Step by Step Level-3 Guide to Excel at Mind Math with Soroban, a Japanese Abacus

Author: Sai Speed Math Academy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941589069


Page: N.A

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Level-3 instructional book to teach children mind math skills using Soroban, the Japanese abacus.

5000 Years of Geometry

Mathematics in History and Culture

Author: Christoph J. Scriba,Peter Schreiber

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3034808984

Category: Mathematics

Page: 626

View: 2077

The present volume provides a fascinating overview of geometrical ideas and perceptions from the earliest cultures to the mathematical and artistic concepts of the 20th century. It is the English translation of the 3rd edition of the well-received German book “5000 Jahre Geometrie,” in which geometry is presented as a chain of developments in cultural history and their interaction with architecture, the visual arts, philosophy, science and engineering. Geometry originated in the ancient cultures along the Indus and Nile Rivers and in Mesopotamia, experiencing its first “Golden Age” in Ancient Greece. Inspired by the Greek mathematics, a new germ of geometry blossomed in the Islamic civilizations. Through the Oriental influence on Spain, this knowledge later spread to Western Europe. Here, as part of the medieval Quadrivium, the understanding of geometry was deepened, leading to a revival during the Renaissance. Together with parallel achievements in India, China, Japan and the ancient American cultures, the European approaches formed the ideas and branches of geometry we know in the modern age: coordinate methods, analytical geometry, descriptive and projective geometry in the 17th an 18th centuries, axiom systems, geometry as a theory with multiple structures and geometry in computer sciences in the 19th and 20th centuries. Each chapter of the book starts with a table of key historical and cultural dates and ends with a summary of essential contents of geometr y in the respective era. Compelling examples invite the reader to further explore the problems of geometry in ancient and modern times. The book will appeal to mathematicians interested in Geometry and to all readers with an interest in cultural history. From letters to the authors for the German language edition I hope it gets a translation, as there is no comparable work. Prof. J. Grattan-Guinness (Middlesex University London) "Five Thousand Years of Geometry" - I think it is the most handsome book I have ever seen from Springer and the inclusion of so many color plates really improves its appearance dramatically! Prof. J.W. Dauben (City University of New York) An excellent book in every respect. The authors have successfully combined the history of geometry with the general development of culture and history. ... The graphic design is also excellent. Prof. Z. Nádenik (Czech Technical University in Prague)

Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region

Proceedings of the ICOA-6 Conference

Author: Wayne Orchiston,Tsuko Nakamura,Richard G. Strom

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441981615

Category: Science

Page: 660

View: 8000

With just 400 pages, this title provides readers with the results of recent research from some of the world's leading historians of astronomy on aspects of Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Japanese, and North and South American astronomy and astrophysics. Of particular note are the sections on Arabic astronomy, Asian applied astronomy and the history of Australian radio astronomy, and the chapter on Peruvian astronomy. This title is of particular appeal to those with research interests in applied historical astronomy; archaeoastronomy; calendars, manuscripts, and star charts; historical instruments and observatories, and the history of radio astronomy.

The Anthropology of Numbers

Author: Thomas Crump

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521438070

Category: Mathematics

Page: 197

View: 8897

Why do the Nuer stipulate forty cattle in brideprice? Why is the number ten so important in North American mythology? What does the anthropologist Clifford Geertz really mean to say when he talks about the correspondence of Balinese time cycles? Numbers play some part, often quite central, in almost all known cultures, yet until now the subject has never been examined in detail from an anthropological perspective. This book is the first attempt to find out how people in a wide range of diverse cultures and in different historical contexts, use and understand numbers. The opening chapters provide the basis for looking at the way numbers operate in different contexts, by looking at the logical, psychological and linguistic implications. The following eight chapters deal with specific themes: ethnoscience, politics, measurement, time, money, music, games and architecture. The final chapter relates such operations to social, economic and cultural factors.

The Universal Book of Mathematics

From Abracadabra to Zeno's Paradoxes

Author: David Darling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471270474

Category: Mathematics

Page: 383

View: 1282

Reference book on mathematics.

Eastern Standard Time

A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture from Astro Boy to Zen Buddhism

Author: Jeff Yang,Dina Gan,Terry Hong

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780395763414

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 5450

For everyone who's ever wondered how to order Korean barbecue and Chinese dim sum; what "good feng xui" is and how to make sure you have it; where to find the ten greatest Nintendo games never released in the States, and which is the deadliest martial art, here is the long-awaited guide to Asian cultural literacy: the key concepts, events, people, trends, and products that have been imported from Asia to America and become part of our way of life. A Mariner paperback original.

Secrets of Mental Math

The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks

Author: Arthur Benjamin,Michael Shermer

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307347466

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 5974

These simple math secrets and tricks will forever change how you look at the world of numbers. Secrets of Mental Math will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make mathematics fun. Yes, even you can learn to do seemingly complex equations in your head; all you need to learn are a few tricks. You’ll be able to quickly multiply and divide triple digits, compute with fractions, and determine squares, cubes, and roots without blinking an eye. No matter what your age or current math ability, Secrets of Mental Math will allow you to perform fantastic feats of the mind effortlessly. This is the math they never taught you in school.

Tools and Mathematics

Author: John Monaghan,Luc Trouche,Jonathan Borwein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319023969

Category: Education

Page: 483

View: 9334

This book is an exploration of tools and mathematics and issues in mathematics education related to tool use. The book has five parts. The first part reflects on doing a mathematical task with different tools, followed by a mathematician's account of tool use in his work. The second considers prehistory and history: tools in the development from ape to human; tools and mathematics in the ancient world; tools for calculating; and tools in mathematics instruction. The third part opens with a broad review of technology and intellectual trends, circa 1970, and continues with three case studies of approaches in mathematics education and the place of tools in these approaches. The fourth part considers issues related to mathematics instructions: curriculum, assessment and policy; the calculator debate; mathematics in the real world; and teachers' use of technology. The final part looks to the future: task and tool design and new forms of activity via connectivity and computer games.