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.