You are about to unlock genius.
The key is the abacus.
At Abacus, we…
Our Purpose and Mission
Children learn best when they are excited and ENGAGED in learning. It should CHALLENGE, stretch and EXCITE their IMAGINATION!
In embracing a more whole-child, we use multi-sensory activities to INVOLVE each child to connect with what they are learning. Where there is JOY in what they are doing, they love learning.
We EMBRACE each child’s individual need and teach them to think for themselves. This enables them to ACHIEVE their full potential. We give them a foundation for future learning and for SUCCESS in life.
Whether the genius you wish to unlock is that of your child, a family member, a friend, or even your own, you have come to the right place. You see, we know that genius has nothing to do with innate ability, which the world places so much emphasis on. It has to do with using the correct levers in the brain, to stimulate the genius and unleash it on the world.
Abacus Maths was born out of the frustration of two teachers, who saw the massive and undeveloped potential of the kids they were teaching – yet they did not have the skills to draw this out of these kids, even though they themselves had studied for numerous degrees at university.
But as they say, when the student is ready, the teacher appears. By a combination of fortuitousness and serendipity, these two teachers once again became the students, as they learnt the ancient secrets of the mysterious abacus. Their eyes were unveiled as they gasped in awe and said, “This is so simple – and yet it is brilliant.” And like most things in life, within the complex question lies the humble
Even though we are Abacus Maths, we are thrilled to tell you that the abacus is about so much more than improving your Maths ability. By inculcating the discipline to orderly approach an ostensibly overwhelming problem, and breaking it down into uncomplicated steps, you learn the skill of engaging your higher brain functions, from spelling and grammar, to language, to the ability to improve memory and concentration, and more.
Welcome to our website. Let us take you on your journey to genius.
“I am truly grateful that I got to be a part of the Abacus Math franchise over these past ten years. One of my passions is actually Mathematics and helping others understand the subject, and there is no doubt that Abacus Math played a role in initiating that spark. I will forever be thankful for the endless amount of time and energy that was put into ensuring my growth as a student.”
“At Abacus Maths they don’t just teach the Abacus Skill, they teach them discipline and pride. All the instructors have so much patience and love for the children. It is just incredible to watch. They have become like family. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Arno with the help from these angels disguised as Abacus Maths instructors. #mathscomefirst #makingyourchildcount.”
Anneline de Beer
“We are also reaping the benefits from Abacus Maths with Arno’s schoolwork. Due to it helping so much with memory, brain development and learning styles he cuts through his schoolwork like a warm knife through butter.”
Anneline de Beer
“I enrolled my eldest child when she was 5 years old and have been amazed at the skills she has developed over the past 2 years. I decided to learn with my daughter as I believe that training and exercising the brain is valuable at any age. I know my children will have an (unfair) advantage over many of their peers because of the programme.”
“My kids are loving maths, a subject which is feared or disliked by most kids their age. I am so glad that I can afford my kids the opportunity to obtain these skills with Abacus Maths. The only problem is that I now have to up my game with maths, in order to retain the kids confidence in my knowledge. Thank you for an excellent programme and an environment conducive to learning and development.”
“In 2017 Arno was part of the team that went to Thailand, he came home with a 2nd Place and very proud family and friends. Abacus Maths has helped our little man to grow so much over the last few years, he just turned 8 and his academic ability is far beyond that of his peers.”
Anneline de Beer
“Abacus equips the children to be independent and they are able to solve calculations on their own. I never imagined that at age 6, Tebogo, would already be solving double-digit equations. The colourful books make work exciting because of the puzzles, suduko, mazes and drawings that are incorporated among the sums.”
“Ek waardeer die professionele maar ook intensiewe onderrig wat die span vir elke kind aanbied sodat elkeen ‘n gelyke kans kan kry om te kan presteer! Haar konsentrasievermoë het geweldig verbeter en sy leer baie vinniger! Adeline het verlede jaar ‘n balkie ontvang vir Ereklere in Akademie en sy presteer nogsteeds bo-gemiddeld in elke toets – haar gemiddeld vir Wiskunde is tans oor die 90%.”
“Thank You for this wonderful math program!!! My son has been doing Abacus Maths for the past 4 years and loves it. I must say I have never seen anyone get an answer to a Maths question so quickly as he does. It is amazing!!! His attention span and concentration level have improved. Abacus has boosted his confidence. Thanks to Abacus, he is finding maths exciting and fun!!!”
“Hierdie briefie is net om dankie te sê vir die ongelooflike groei wat ek in Gerhard sien. Ek is so bly dat hy reeds in Graad R met Abakus begin het, want dit het die wiskundige begrippe van die begin af gevestig. Ek sal Abacus Maths met ‘n oop gemoed vir enige-iemand aanbeveel!”
“Lwazi started Abacus Maths in her grade R year. Abacus Maths has helped my daughter to know and understand numbers at an early age and it has improved her thinking skills. I’m very happy with Abacus as I only need to check and sign her school Maths homework because she does it on her own.”
“We have two kids who attend Abacus Maths classes. I’m very impressed. My kids have no problems. They are doing extremely well at school maths. You guys are doing a super great job. Thanks!”
“Ané (5) het Abakus begin in haar graad R jaar. Sy is tog te trots as sy huiswerk moet doen. Haar getal begrip het verstewig en haar wiskundige vaardighede verbeter elke week. Ek sal Abakus vir enige kind aanbeveel. Dit lê ‘n goeie grondslag vir die toekoms van die kind se akademiese prestasie.”
“A few years ago, I attended a meeting at my children’s nursery school and was amazed at the abilities of some young children who had been trained using the abacus maths system. The children could do mental arithmetic faster than I could find the calculator function on my cell phone!”
“Een van die beste besluite wat ons nog gemaak het was om vir Divan in te skryf by Abacus Maths. Hy het laas jaar met die tydtoetse net-net betyds klaar gemaak en deesdae doen hy die toetse sommer in die helfte van die tyd! Sy konsentrasie en redenasie vermoë het ook baie verbeter. Die boekies is op n baie hoë standaard en Divan geniet dit veral om die sodukos in te vul. Ek sal hierdie program beslis aanbeveel.”
“Chrislyn has participated in Abacus Maths for about 4 years now. The benefits I see as a parent is far beyond what I could have hoped for. I was never hoping for my child to become a maths genius but may get close now. I was looking to build up her confidence and the way she would learn in such a way that learning could be easy. Abacus has given her this simple, easy way to learn. As much as I can see this extends in all subjects now.”
“As ons wiskunde huiswerk doen, sê hy sommer gou gou vir my ek moet hom asb nie help nie want, “hy weet wat om te doen”. Ek is so trots op hom, en voel dat dit die heel beste ding is wat ek vir hom kon doen. Ek weet nie hoe julle dit doen nie, maar dit is ‘n wenresep, die boeke is van die hoogste kwaliteit met kleur prentjies en aktiwiteite. Ek is so dankbaar vir wat julle hom leer, en boonop geniet hy dit gate uit.”
Luitha M. Roux
“Growing up maths was always a challenge. When my daughter started doing Abacus Maths I realised that with the correct foundation and method of teaching, math becomes simple and fun. How I wish I myself could have done Abacus Maths when I was at school.”
“Lesley has fallen in love with maths and there has been a tremendous improvement in her marks at school. Not only does she love it, she looks forward to attending her class. What makes this program even more special is that the teachers have years of experience. They are patient and the kids have fun whilst learning. Abacus Maths has changed both our lives. Lesley has become so independent and I don’t fight about homework and poor marks anymore.”
“Our son (6 years old) really loves Abacus Maths and has developed an even greater love of numbers and counting since beginning the Abacus classes. His Abacus teacher is full of encouragement and praise for his efforts and takes a personal interest in him. Abacus Maths appears to be a great investment in our son’s development.”
“Oorspronklik het ek gedink dit was slegs ‘n wiskundige- ontwikkelings-program maar het vinnig besef dat dit in werklikheid ‘n brein-ontwikkelings-program is wat wiskunde as basis gebruik. My dogtertjie is huidig in graad 2 en doen reeds maal- en- deel somme gelykstaande aan ‘n graad 5 vlak. Bv 728 x 9 en dit sonder die gebruik van die abakus. Ek sal beslis Abakus hoogs aanbeveel vir alle mense, groot en klein.”
Lize du Plooy
“Jonathan’s love for Abacus comes from the guidance and teaching of the Abacus teachers who teach with LOVE. The books they utilize are comprehensive teaching tools, which compliment their teaching methods. It’s so contagious that his sister, Andrea (3), adds or takes away numbers as he does homework on a weekly basis. As parents we can only be proud of his achievements to date.”
“Sedert Deidré by Abakus begin het, is haar begrip vir somme maak – optel, aftrek en vermenigvuldiging- verstommend! Ek is so dankbaar vir die werk wat julle doen. Ek het self verlede jaar uitgehelp met die kompetisie wat julle geloods het, en was verstom! Die kinders het somme gemaak – optel, aftrek, maal en deel – waarvoor ek beslis ‘n sakrekenaar sou moes nader trek! Ek kan nie wag dat Deidré ook tot op daardie vlak vorder nie!”
Lorraine van der Merwe
“It really is amazing how much Abacus Maths has done for my daughter Leané, aged 8. What I like most about Abacus Math is that you’re having fun whilst learning. I thank you, the Abacus Maths team for giving our children such a huge advantage in life and treating our children as your own & putting them first. Abacus Maths is truly the best!”
“Tyler, was selected to participate in the National competition that year, my husband and I made a decision to decline the invitation; maybe due to our own fears as parents that he was too young. He entered the following year. We received great support and comfort from Abacus Maths. Tyler was awarded the Champion of Champions trophy that year! The results and impact of this achievement was prevalent in him gaining confidence in his maths ability.”
“The ability to solve mathematical problems develops children’s confidence in their ability to solve any problem which they may encounter in life. Not being able to master maths negatively influences children’s perception of their ability to gain mastery over life’s challenges. The kind, loving way in which my daughter has been guided to solve mathematical problems at Abacus Maths has built her self-confidence tremendously. Not only is she learning to love maths, but also that she possesses the innate ability to overcome life’s many challenges.”
Dr Lize Wolfaardt
“I have seen many extra-mural activities but none have come close to the Abacus Maths programme. This Maths programme does not only stimulate the minds of my learners but also helps with their perceptual and fine motor development with the interesting and fun exercises they do before they start the actual programme. All my learners that attend the maths program score very high marks during their assessments.”
“Abacus has benefited me a lot with schoolwork and basic life skills. As soon as I joined Abacus Maths, my math marks improved. I am also able to finish my exam papers quicker than most students. Thanks to Abacus! It has also taught me discipline, dedication, commitment, consistency and responsibility, which I believe helped me become a Student Council (leader) at Alma Mater International. Thanks to abacus I am the person I am today.”
Maderi de Meyer
“Abacus has helped me tremendously in my academics. When partaking in competitions specifically, we are taught to answer with speed as well as accuracy. And have to write our answers in a neat and legible manner. This skill really served as an advantage to me when it comes to finishing tests and exams under the limited time constraints. Abacus has taught me how to approach questions in a pro-active and efficient way. I am able to process how to solve problems as I read the question, and write my answers in a quick yet logical manner all thanks to Abacus Math.”
“They are very committed and loyal to the service they offer, making sure their groups stay small, giving individual attention thus helping each child to reach their full potential. I have seen that the interface between our Grade R curriculum and the Abacus Maths results in producing fully rounded children. This all results in the positive feedback we regularly receive from our local primary schools.”
“Wanneer ons gewone Wiskunde aktiweite in die Gr R klas doen, neem die Abakus kinders definitief die leiding in my klas. Hulle is baie opgewonde oor die klasse en sien uit na hulle Abakusklas vir die week. Hulle vra elke dag of hulle gaan Abakus doen.”
Juf René Linde
“With the help of a team of professional and well organised presenters the Abacus Maths programme assists our learners to enhance their ability to solve mathematical problems in a fun and interactive way. By utilising colourful text books as one of their teaching tools they develop a love for maths from an early age in life. We can recommend Abacus Maths to any school, organisation or parent.”
Mrs A Lombard
“We have found the company to be very well organised and accommodating around school activities. The presenters are professional and their conduct towards the children is always that of a very caring nature. The program enhances the numeracy learning taking place in the classrooms and supports the fundamentals of numerical concepts. I can recommend Abacus Maths to any school.”