Let me tell you more about the Basic Course. Let’s talk about HOP, it is the first course you need to finish. This is where you learn to read, put, add and subtract numbers in the abacus.
HOP is the first course that students do in online-soroban. Please do make use to prepare the abacus beforehand for students to use.
At first, they will be able to familiarize numbers on the abacus especially the number from 1-9.
They would see the beads move on the screen and then would try to put it in the abacus.
Reading Numbers in the Abacus
Students would try to answer what number is on the screen. These are numbers from 1-9.
Oh! by the way, the characters you see is Sakura(leftmost), Taro(middle) and the Abacus teacher(right).
This is where students learn how to put the numbers on the abacus.
Which finger would they use and how would they add and subtract.
There will be exercises after each explanation in order to let students be familiarized with it.
Just a reminder though, students should use the proper finger in doing abacus, right index finger (subtraction) and thumb(addition).
Students learn how to add and subtract numbers from 1 – 9. As students go through the course they can add up to 20.
Self-study Material for Carrying and Borrowing Number
Students need to print this out before proceeding to the next step.
Students need to familiarize and memorize this in order for them to proceed to the next step smoothly.
Addition of 10 with Carrying
Students then learn how to add and to carry a number. First, they need to have a printout of the “Memorize Table”.
Below is an example of the exercise. First you need to do a 3-item exercise and then a 5-item exercise.
There are 3 exercises after every new lesson. Students need to type in the correct answer after they do the calculations in their abacus.
After 10 questions, you can now have your results.
If you pass, you can proceed to the next lesson but if not you have to take the test again.
Subtraction from 10 with Borrowing
You don’t need to worry if you have forgotten to do something, they will be reminding you from time to time.
It is best to really follow thw tutorials and promptly follow the steps.
Once you have finished the prepared activity, you will receive this cute Sam-kun with balloons saying you have completed it already.
This would give a rewarding feeling for students after a few minutes of taking the lesson seriously.
This also marks the end of studying HOP.
Everytime you finished a course, it will then turn into orange meaning you have finished it already.
Black indicates that you still need to finish the course.
- To read and put numbers in the abacus.
- Addition and subtraction of numbers from 1-9.
- Do carrying of 10 and borrowing from 10.
I’ll be giving you a glimpse of STEP and JUMP on the next article.
STEP is a little challenging for you have to do more carrying ang borrowing.
Your answers will then be till 49.
- You need to prepare Abacus itself
- Internet connection is needed
- Android / iOS App is not invalid yet
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