Most students enrolled in school hate Math but we think it’s not really the subject per se that’s the problem but the way it is taught. As far as I can remember, Math was a boring, complicated thing to learn. This is the reason why some moms like me supplement their kids’ official Math lessons with tutorials after school or during free time.
Enter ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Philippines which offers a fun, innovative way to learn Math. We recently saw up close how two of their students casually solved difficult calculations in a matter of seconds. True enough, the young kids – Jake Conner Yao and Rheana Yasmin Campos – were declared champions in the ALOHA Mental Arithmetic International Competition held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last July. They bested close to 700 other students coming from China, Canada, India, Mexico, Panama, Croatia, Taiwan, and Indonesia, among other countries.
Ivy Sato. Chief Executive Officer of ALOHA Mental Arithmetic Philippines, said the win of the Philippine team in the KL tourney only shows that Filipino students have what it takes to compete head-to-head with some of the world’s best in Math with the proper training, motivation and support.
Sato said the ALOHA program can propel the youth to excel in Mathematics through the teaching of innovative mathematical techniques that will let them unlock the mystery of solving seemingly mind-boggling equations.
In the ALOHA system, the abacus is primarily used as a material in teaching mental arithmetic . It is one of the oldest calculation tools around and it has been found to be instrumental in developing both sides of the brain of the young kids, especially the right side. We saw for ourselves how they are able to perform math operations with speed and accuracy. It was amazing to say the least!
The ALOHA system has three programs catering to three different age groups: the Kinder Tiny Tots (4-5 years old), Tiny Tots (5-7 years old) and Kids (8-13 years old).
For more information, visit:
ALOHA Mental Arithmetic
2/F Washington Gateway
67 Washington St. Xavier Greenhills
San Juan City
+632-8296-8357 / +63927-0646-996