We Japanese call an abacus "SOROBAN."
The abacus, ancient calculator, is making a comeback.

Soroban helps build self-confidence and strengthens children’s ability to think critically and creatively. Children start as early as Kindergarten. The Soroban method helps one easily understand number concepts and is a comprehensive system for embracing concepts and high achievement in mathematics.The use of the abacus uses a left to right calculation method, which makes quick estimation and rounding off possible. It improves the understanding of compounded numbers (the Abacus uses supplementary numbers for 5 and 10). The Abacus visually shows the concepts of decimal places and the progression of units by tens. Many asian children proficient in the Abacus eventually visualize the Soroban in their minds and do high level arithmetic without the aid of any calculating tool. The Soroban instantly accomplishes addition and subtraction when you placed the numbers on the abacus.


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Norie Ikoma

Group, Private Teacher and Director
I started Ikoma Abacus Learning at 2004 as an branch of Ikoma Soroban in Japan. Over 400students came to learn. I started abacus at 4years old under my parents’s abacus school in Japan. 9 Dan (2nd highest) holder. I just want to help all the kids to be full of confidence with my knowledge.
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Vancouver Monday , Online & Private Lesson Teacher
Fluent in English and Japanese. I have been doing abacus fit over 10 years, and have been teaching since 2013.


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