Visualization – a key factor of Abacus Calculations:
Younger children use their fingers to add or subtract numbers and perform arithmetic functions, but the grown up adults do the same calculations through mental visualization of abstract numbers, the values or a combination of them. Finger usage is taken over by a mental process. Similarly, learning, working & practicing to work on physical abacus enables the learner to become an exponent to mentally visualize the beads. Visualization is seeing mentally. Visualization cuts off time taken to see through the eyes. The process thus takes a fraction of time taken for seeing through eyes. Every new frame comprising the change in the beads-matrix involves one or more number of manipulations of bead/s and in the physical operation it takes more time whereas the visualization process takes a fraction of it for the same results. Visualization being the primary requirement in Abacus based working, Indian Abacus would enable faster, stronger and more pronounced visualization, which mean the students would be able to increase their speed of calculation further in a great measure keeping intact the accuracy. Visualization thus not only enables winning ability through speed, i.e. less time taken for a calculation but also takes the Abacus User into a mental plane which is a unique move from physical to mental plane. Better visualization process through Indian Abacus makes photographic memory much stronger. In the mental plane again, when the object is clear, the distraction becomes nil. The abacus calculation through visualization therefore takes the child during the process a state of total concentration. A skill that is bestowed to the child learning Abacus calculations. Indian Abacus enables stronger focus through better scope to concentrate.