Hard to believe, but true.
Before we start to explain the concept, we would just like to ask you a few questions in arithmetic.
Ah! Ha, heading for some tool to help you solve this? What did you pick up? A pen and paper, a calculator or have you switched on your computer?
Now! If we tell you that you can solve these sums without the help of any external aid you would most probably laugh at us and say this is impossible or take a long time doing it.
Can you imagine these same sums that have baffled you being solved by a Eight year old child in just 8 seconds flat and that too without using any of the external aids mentioned above. Hard to believe but true.
That is what we are into? Whole Brain Development using Mental Arithmetic as a medium and an ABACUS as a tool.
ALOHA is a whole brain development company. When we talk about whole brain development a lot of questions arise in our mind and the first and foremost thing that comes to mind is: –
Is whole brain development possible?
Generally human beings use only 2-3% of their brainpower during their life span.
That means that more than 97% of the brain remains unutilized; which in turn means that there is a potential for development; and of, course development is possible since there is potential.
How is it Possible?
You would agree with us that the more you use your organs/parts of the body, the more it responds, thereby becoming more efficient.
If you were to start jogging, it would be most probable that you would be able to run a kilometer, but if you were to jog regularly for two years, you could increase this to 15 kilometers per day.
We can conclude that when we exercise any body part, its efficiency increases. This fact applies to our brain as well.
In short, Mental Arithmetic + Practice = Brain Development.
Mathematical genius Shakuntala Devi interacted with Aloha students at the inauguration of Aloha Mental Arithmetic Training Centre at Chamarajpet, Bangalore
Why Mental Arithmetic?
Why is only mental arithmetic the best suited medium for brain development?
Mental arithmetic is an age-old technique; it has been widely stated that the best exercise for the development of the brain is arithmetic, and hence mental arithmetic. This technique has been accepted the world over and is actively being used in over 37 countries around the globe.
It has also been observed that when children have to do quick mental calculations using Aloha methodology, they need to use their imagination, memory, analysis, logic, creativity, listening skills, vision etc.; this results in both parts of their brain being exercised, thereby increasing the co-ordination between them.
Thus, 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.
ALOHA is not a class for teaching mental arithmetic; its aim is to bring around complete brain development. Mental math is an added advantage garnered through the whole exercise. Initially Mental Arithmetic is taught with the help of an ABACUS..
What is an ABACUS?
Abacus is a tool invented by the Salamis, then labelled by Mesopotamians, improved as a mathematical tool by the Greek scholar Tetramachus, and used in China for more than 2000 years as a mathematical tool. Abacus is termed the father of computers.
Abacus is being used in our curriculum for learning the basics of mental arithmetic, developing the right and left brain and increasing their co-ordination.
WHAT IS ALOHA MENTAL ARITHMETIC?
ALOHA Mental Arithmetic is a form of training which enhances a child’s ability to calculate without the aid of any instrument, such as paper, pen, calculator or abacus. The child will be able to calculate with speed and accuracy using his/her own mental power. ALOHA Mental Arithmetic is fun filled learning.
What is ALOHA’s Contribution?
ALOHA is a mental development program based on mental arithmetic system. It starts with the use of an abacus and soon the child learns to calculate mentally without a physical abacus. This training enhances a child’s ability to calculate without the aid of any instrument, such as a calculator, abacus etc. The child will be able to calculate with speed and accuracy using his own mental power and can surpass the speed of even a calculator.
The syllabus, which is finely structured, is prepared by ALOHA Curriculum Development Department (Malaysia). Children who undergo ALOHA arithmetic training will have several positive benefits. Some of these are:
- Greater concentration
- Keen Listening skills
- Better reflexes
- Better application skills
- Improved analytical skills
- Better creative and imaginative skills
- Improved reading writing and learning skills
- Better Memory
- Sharper observation
- Self – confidence
- Better comprehension and calculation skills
Children of the age group 6 – 14 are eligible to join our course. The ALOHA Mental Arithmetic course is divided into 8 levels. Each level lasts for 3 months, during which time the children will have to attend 12 sessions. Teaching sessions are conducted once a week for 2 hours.
After successful completion of the assessment at every level, the child goes to the next level. Performance evaluation is carried out at the end of each level. Certificates are given after successful completion of
- 2nd Level as BASICS IN MENTAL ARITHMETIC
- 5th Level as MASTERS IN MENTAL ARITHMETIC
- 8th Level as GRAND MASTERS IN MENTAL ARITHMETIC
To further highlight the ability of students, every year Aloha India conducts National Level Abacus and Mental Arithmetic competitions for students from all the centers in India.
The toppers of this competition are sponsored by the company to represent India in the International Abacus and Mental Arithmetic competition conducted every year, where children trained by us will compete with brains from all over the world.
About the founder of ALOHA
LOH MUN SUNG
|Place of birth||Ipoh (Malaysia)|
|Abacus Association of Zhejiang (China)||Committee member|
|Overseas committee head|
|MAMAA (Malaysia Abacus Mental Arithmetic Association||Secretary since 1997|
|Abacus Association of Quzhou China||Committee member|
|Mission||Strive to equip children with this unique program to sharpen their mental skill|
|Ambition||To ensure its success and implement it in every part of the world.|