Abacus

23 July 2009

An abacus is a frame holding an arrangement of beads that are moved about to add, subtract, multiply, and divide real numbers in doing arithmetic.

An abacus is a frame holding an arrangement of beads that are moved about to add, subtract, multiply, and divide real numbers in doing arithmetic. For advanced users, it is also used for such functions as determining square roots and cube roots. An abacus, also called a counting frame, is used primarily in parts of Asia for performing arithmetic processes.

Chennai by Ideal Play Abacus India Pvt. Ltd conducted the Fifth National Competition for Abacus on 18th July, 2009. Over 4000 students from 21 states across India and Andaman & Nicobar Islands participated in different Abacus categories. Abacus classes are conducted on weekends in the school from which three students from participated in the competition. Two students performed very well and ranked fifth in their respective second level category. Shreyas Kamtekar from class II and Omair Shaikh from class III were awarded with a trophy and certificates. The award ceremony was conducted on 19th July, 2009 at the Chennai Trade Centre before a huge gathering consisting of eminent personalities.