FAQs

SIP Abacus

What is an abacus?


It is a simple device for calculating, consisting of a frame with rows of wires or grooves along which beads are slid. However in SIP , Abacus is used as a tool to train the child to develop their mental skills which significantly improves their learning ability..




How Can the SIP Abacus Learning Method Benefit My Child?


Our SIP Program trains young students to use both the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Given this unparalleled approach, the unique and versatile exercises taught by us foster and strengthen brain function. This leads to higher grasp of knowledge , thereby making children feel and act more confident, become more attentive, improve in numerical ability and learn to compete and win in a friendly manner.




How is SIP Abacus different from others?


SIP's training comprises of 3 elements, namely Abacus, Brain Gym & Speed writing. Our methodology is time-tested and has been used in many countries with outstanding proven results. Our SIP curriculum is of international standard and continues to be developed and refined in co-operation with world renowned educational experts. The contents of the syllabus and all teaching materials, strategies and techniques are extremely child-friendly. SIP Abacus is the only abacus organization in the world which gives a guarantee to make children 5 times better.




What is the Best Age to Start the Abacus Educational Program?


Most children start this program between the ages of 6 to 12. The very best age to begin is as early as age 6. However, our system strongly encourages students’ upto age 12 to enroll but we advise parents to make a commitment to monitor their progress.




What is Brain Exercise / Brain Gym?


These types of training are very special forms of brain energizing exercises to help prepare students to learn. Our research has shown that such mental activities enhance children’s confidence and self-esteem to perform much better in all their daily assignments. It also helps to release mental stress, mental blocks and integrates both functions of the brain hemispheres to work holistically.




My child is good at Maths. How will he/she benefit by joining SIP?


Abacus being a calculative tool is used to perform basic arithmetic operations. Systematic learning of abacus helps children not only do sums faster but also makes them improve in their skills like Concentration, Visual Memory and Listening skills. These skills in turn help to improve their overall confidence, which is a must in today’s world. While your child may be good at Math - however the above skills are essential for children.




My child is not good at Maths. What improvement can we expect from SIP?


In Abacus, numbers are seen in bead picture and not in abstract form. This makes it easier and interesting for kids to learn basic arithmetic operations like Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and division through abacus. It also removes the fear for numbers and makes them attempt any Maths problem more confidently. In addition your child will develop concentration, visual memory and better listening skills. Hence you can see significant improvement in your child after the Foundation level.




What is Speed Writing?


Speed writing is another form of exercise used in our Smart Intellectual Program to help students develop peripheral vision to see at a wider angle. It helps to capture information by visually recognizing and retaining meaning of clusters of words rather than individual words. In this way, the young learner develops writing and reading speed that are deemed so essential for all further academic as well as personal pursuits.




Why is learning SIP Abacus important when calculators & computers are available for computing numbers in the world today?


At SIP, idea is not just to compute ANSWERS, but to develop a child's mental ability.




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SIP AMAL

What is SIP Amal?


An international programme that trains children in 12 life skills, to make them an independent learner for life.




Why is SIP Amal only for 5-7 years of age?


A 5 to 7 year old child is in the most receptive age to develop Quick Learning skills and Social skills to make them smarter (Independent Learner).




Is this an after school activity?


Yes, it is an after school activity, generally conducted around weekends.




Will Amal help in school learning?


The skills learned in Amal helps in quicker learning and better social interactions at school.




How frequent are the classes?


The classes are once a week for two hours. The timings vary from centre to centre depending on local requirements.




Will there be any homework?


This is a student-teacher interactive programme, hence no homework is required.




What is expected of me as a parent?


Bring your child regularly to class, keep in constant consultation with the child’s teacher




How does SIP Amal help develop my child?


Amal is designed to make the child an independent learner. The child develops curiosity to learn and share newer knowledge for life.




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