The abacus is a classic, time tested method of teaching basic arithmetic that has a place in any elementary classroom. This high quality, wood and steel abacus will help you visually teach counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division as well as patterning and color recognition. Your students will enjoy sliding and counting bright, kid friendly beads while developing fine motor, hand eye coordination and problem solving skills. Each bead is painted a pleasing color leaving the abacus with an attractive rainbow design that will catch any child's eye. The abacus is great for teaching concepts or using for class wide activities. Alternatively, use this item at home as an additional educational support outside of the classroom.
By providing a visual and tactile element, the abacus helps kids to understand the abstract concept of numbers and values. This item is made of steel and sturdy, sanded wood. It is sure to last for many years of use in your home or classroom.