Teaching our kids to win the game of life

In late October 2018, I was a guest speaker at the World Abacus Maths Competition, which for the first time, was held here in South Africa. Holding the attention of some 400 kids was going to be a challenge, so I chose to talk about something close to their hearts.

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About the Japanese abacus

At Gallagher Combined School, abacus maths is a compulsory subject. Many of the parents are curious about what their children are doing and would like to know more, so here’s a short introduction to the Japanese abacus.

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