**Mental Arithmetic**

Research has shown over a period of time that the brain development activities are mostly possible up to the age of 13 years, beyond this age there are hardly 10% chances of brain development. The age 16 to 20 is the age when the brain matures out and gives it a definite shape and pattern.

Going by the dictates of research it has been proved that whole brain development is possible from the age of 3-16 years in India since the child starts to recognize the numbers of 0 to 9 at the age of four as per the education system prevalent with us.

How is it Possible?

You would agree with us that the more you use your organs/parts of the body the more it responds, there by becomes more efficient of that particular organ.

For example:-

If you were to start exercise in the gyms, you would need to increase the weights slowly and the time would come when you would be able to lift the weight greater or equal to your body weight. We can conclude that if we exercise any body part then its efficiency increases. This fact will apply to our brains also. Now the question is how do we give exercise to our brains?

Generally it is said that mathematics is a good medium for exercising our brains. Scientists and our research team has proven that mental arithmetic of higher level e.g. 76382*793 = ?, can give, lot of exercise to our brains, since it is the best medium to exercise our brain.

In short, Mental Arithmetic + Practice = Brain Development.

**Why Mental Arithmetic?**

Why mental arithmetic is the best suited medium, for brain development?

Mental arithmetic is an age old technique and it has been widely stated that the best exercise for the development of brains is arithmetic and hence mental arithmetic.

It is also observed that when children do fast calculations, using the methodology through their mind, they need to use their imagination, memory, analysis, logic, creativity, listening skills, vision etc. because, both part of their brain gets exercised, therefore co-ordination between them also increases.

This way when the mind gets constant exercise, the mental power of the child gets a boost, just like the equipment at the gym is a medium for body building. So also for brain development, mental arithmetic is a proven medium. After the muscles are developed, the stored energy can be used as desired, similarly thru mental arithmetic, the brain gets developed and the enhancements so acquired can be used as and when required.

What is an ABACUS?

Abacus is a tool invented by the Salamis, then labeled by Mesopotamians, improved as a mathematical tool by Greek scholar Tetramachus, and used in China for more than 2000 years as a mathematical tool. Abacus is termed as the father of computers.