UCMAS Training Method

The UCMAS Program: Discover the Genius within!

UCMAS Mississauga and UCMAS Oakville is a whole-brain development program which builds foundation capabilities through a series of in-class training activities conducted by our trained class instructors. Our rigorous training techniques are based on pedagogical design by child development experts to ensure our students can benefit from and be successful in our program.

The UCMAS program improves math skills and promotes whole brain thinking through:

Thinking in Pictures

Students boost memory power through visualization by holding numbers in their mind while handling the physical or mental Abacus.

A Flash of Brilliance

Students create a mental image of the beads on their mental Abacus with the help of flash cards. Each student who completes the UCMAS program will have memorized 450,000 images.

The Need for Speed

Speed training encourages children to listen attentively and respond to questions quickly, sharpening their focus and concentration.

Building Mathematical Concepts

Manipulating the physical or virtual beads of the UCMAS Abacus provides students with another frame of reference to learn mathematical concepts, such as:


  • The base-ten number system

  • Number concepts and numeric relationships

  • Place values Carrying and borrowing

  • Combinations and complements of numbers

  • These are mathematical building blocks that complement the curriculum used in Canada’s public and private schools. Our program supports and augments what students learn in school from a purely mathematical perspective, Abacus-based mental math makes any arithmetic a snap. Understanding math through the Abacus inspires new perspectives: children learn to subtract by adding; to multiply without multiplying; and to perform long division problems in their head faster than most people can add two numbers together. They can express large numbers simply, follow long streams of sums with ease and successfully incorporate compound numbers through the use of supplementary numbers for 5 and 10.Our students learn techniques in Mental Math that will stay with them long after they have completed the program.

GEMS Learning Institute

3476 Glen Erin Dr, Erin Mills, Mississauga, Peel Regional Municipality, Ontario L5L 3R4


Tel  :   416-910-6131


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GEMS Learning Institute

2163 Sixth Line, Unit 15 Oakville, Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario L6H 3N7


Tel  :  416-910-6131