The abacus was a calculator invented sometime between 1000 BC and 500 BC in China, often constructed as a wooden frame with beads sliding on wires. It was in use centuries before the adoption of the written Hindu-Arabic numeral system and is still widely used by merchants and clerks in China, Japan, Africa and elsewhere. The abacus is also widely used in teaching counting and mathematics. This standard set is perfect for practical use as well as teaching children. Experience a piece of history today with this 13 row abacus!
LONG HISTORY: This traditional classic abacus/ soroban calculator is a replica of those used thousands of years ago, and which are still being used today. This system was used even before modern numbers. According to Chinese legend, having an abacus in your business is lucky and attracts more money to you!
GREAT EDUCATIONAL TOOL: Abacuses are widely used for practicing and learning math because it can lead to more effective learning by helping you remember more. . Because of this an abacus is a great tool to use for teaching kids how to count and compute math problems. This will also be fun for the kids too since they get to practice math in a new and unique way!
BEAUTIFULLY MADE: High-quality wood frame is beautifully crafted and stained making this the perfect decor in any home while also being useful and functional
SIZE: 14.5" L x 6" W x 1" H
This abacus features 13 rows of black round plastic beads and 7 beads in each row
please note: instructions are not included