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Why choose CMA?

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Program tested and proven for more than 35 years (since 1984)

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Pioneer of ‘Two-hand, four-finger’ abacus system

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Effective left and right brain development programme

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Ability-based programme paced according to individual’s progress and speed of learning

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Pioneer of ‘Two-hand, four-finger’ abacus system

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Effective left and right brain development programme

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Ability-based programme paced according to individual’s progress and speed of learning

Explore CMA Programme

Kindy Programme

3 – 4.5 years old

Kinder Programme

4.5 – 6 years old

Primary Programme

7 – 13 years old

Certified Trainer Course

Above 18 years old

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Overview

The Kindy Prgramme seeks to uncover and groom potential students in mental arithmetic from a very young age. They will indulge in songs and physical activities, where they can be affirmed positively to build up their confidence in learning mental arithmetic.

The learning is conducted in a fun and stress-free environment.

Course details

The maximum class size is 8 students ensuring that each child gets ample personalized attention in weekly sessions of one hour each.

Objectives

  • Help students understand number concepts from 0 to 9 and develop number writing ability
  • Understand the structure of the Abacus and acquire the correct fingering techniques
  • Memorise addition and subtraction formulae

Duration of lesson

1 hour per lesson

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Overview

Students who would like to enrol in this programme should at least be able to understand, read and write numbers 0 to 9. A diagnostic test is given to the child to determine his preparedness for the programme.

Course details

Each term lasts for 10 weeks with weekly sessions of one and a hour each.

Objectives

  • Be familiarized with the concept of dual-hand abacus mental arithmetic, including posture and method of holding and stirring beads
  • Apply the basic arithmetic formulae of addition and subtraction on the abacus
  • Do simple addition and subtraction of a series of numbers with the abacus with increasing speed and accuracy

Duration of lesson

1.5 hours per lesson

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Overview

Given our ability-based approach, participants may start off with some difference in their training programme, but they will eventually advance on the same platform. Students will progress from the Foundation to Intermediate and Advanced Levels and ultimately attain the Dan Levels.

Course details

Each term lasts for 10 weeks with weekly sessions of one and a hour each.

Objectives

  • Introduce methodology of dual-hand stirring of beads
  • Use formulae and skills taught in basic levels to project imaginary abacus in the mind
  • Visualize an imaginary abacus to perform different types of mathematical calculations mentally
  • Training in both Abacus Arithmetic (AB) and Mental Arithmetic (MA) components through the different levels

Duration of lesson

1.5 hours per lesson

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Certified Trainer Programme
Suitable for anyone:

  • Above 18 years old
  • Exploring career opportunities in teaching
  • Striving to develop better memory and concentration
  • (Parents) hoping to guide their child’s total brain development
  • (Entrepreneur) exploring a franchise opportunity with CMA Singapore

Overview

The course is internationally recognized in 18 countries. Participants are awarded a certificate at the successful completion of the course, which is highly valued and appreciated in Singapore.

Course details

  • Understand CMA’s teaching philosophy
  • Understand abacus mental arithmetic course structure and grading system
  • Acquisition of 8 skills, i.e.+,-,x and / for both abacus and mental arithmetic
  • Effective classroom management and teaching techniques
  • Use of lesson plans and multimedia to further enhance the learning experience
  • Advanced memorization techniques of arithmetic formulae
  • Common errors in mental arithmetic teaching
  • Use of CMA’s step-by-step progression chart for learning development
  • Philosophy of success, goal setting and time management

Objectives

  • Training in theoretical and practical aspects of abacus arithmetic, mental arithmetic and aural mental arithmetic
  • Deep knowledge of student psychology and classroom management
  • Generate confidence for teaching abacus mental arithmetic to students

Duration of lesson

This course is spread over 60 hours of personalized attention.

Duration of Completion

It is divided into 3 modules which includes 16 hours of classroom teaching, 30 hours of homework assignments and 14 hours of on-the-job training.

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