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Kinder Programme

Aims to familiarise pre-schoolers with the concept of the two-hand abacus mental arithmetic theory and the basics of arithmetic formula in subtraction and addition. By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to perform simple addition and subtractionof a series of numbers.


Maths/ Abacus/ Mental Arithmetics

Concept of the two-hand abacus mental arithmentic theory and the basics of arithmetic formula in subtraction and addition.
Branch Address: Age Group(s):
Ang Mo Kio Centre | North-East Region
709 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2587(Upper Flr), Singapore 560709(Ang Mo Kio Central, opposite POSB)
6456 7020
5-6 years
Bedok Centre | East Region
Blk 210 New Upper Changi Road, #01-731 (upper storey), Singapore 460210 (enter from back of block)
6447 8077
5-6 years
Bishan Centre | Central Region
Blk 255 Bishan St 22, #B1-462, Singapore 570255(2nd block behind Salvation Army)
6556 0620
5-6 years
Bukit Batok Central Centre | West Region
Blk 633 Bukit Batok Central, #02-130B, Singapore 650633
6896 2730
5-6 years
Bukit Panjang Centre | West Region
Blk 524A Jelapang Road #03-05, Greenridge Shopping Centre, Singapore 671524
6891 1040
5-6 years
City Square Mall | North-East Region
180 Kitchener Road, #07-10 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539
6509 6206
5-6 years
Holland Centre | West Region
2 Pandan Valley, #01-203 Acacia Court, Singapore 597626
6466 4418
5-6 years
Jurong East Central Centre | West Region
Blk 134, Jurong Gateway Road, #03-307J, Singapore 600134
6897 0083
5-6 years
Jurong West Centre | West Region
221 Boon Lay Place, Boon Lay Shopping Centre, #02-172 Singapore 640221
6267 5185
5-6 years
Novena Centre | Central Region
157B Thomson Road, Goldhill Plaza, Singapore 307610 (Stairs beside Udders Ice Cream, facing United Square)
6352 2552
5-6 years
Kovan Centre | North-East Region
Blk 203 Hougang St 21, #03-57, Singapore 530203
6284 0047
5-6 years
Marine Parade Centre | East Region
1 Marine Parade Central, #02-07 Parkway Centre Singapore 449408
6345 2270
5-6 years
Punggol Centre | North-East Region
Blk 168 Punggol Field, #04-05, Punggol Plaza, Singapore 820168
6100 2262
5-6 years
Queenstown Centre | Central Region
Blk 82 Strathmore Avenue, #01-148,Singapore 141082
6471 2344
5-6 years
Sengkang Centre | North-East Region
Blk 297A, Compassvale Street, #01-38 Singapore 541297
6100 3262
5-6 years
Tampines Centre | East Region
Blk 201E, Tampines Street 23, #02-98, Singapore 527201
6783 8471
5-6 years
Tiong Bahru Centre | Central Region
12 Kim Tian Road, Singapore 169249
6272 1589
5-6 years
Toa Payoh Centre | Central Region
Blk 177 Toa Payoh Central, #01-126, Singapore 310177
6353 5438
5-6 years
Woodlands Civic Centre | North Region
900 South Woodlands Drive, #03-02 Woodlands Civic Centre, Singapore 730900
6219 2119
5-6 years
Yew Tee Centre | West Region
Blk 534, Chua Chu Kang Street 51, #01-49 Limbang Shopping Centre, Singapore 680534
6763 9596
5-6 years
Yishun Centre | North Region
Blk 102, Yishun Ave 5, #03-107 Limbang Shopping Centre, Singapore 760102
6257 0028
5-6 years
  1. preschool singapore expert

    Was quite reluctant to enroll my daughter in any abacus program since she has many other enrichment classes to attend every week already. However, one day when doing math exercises with her at home, she asked me why some of her friends in school can count so fast without even using their fingers. This is when I decided to enroll her to CMA. She is able to understand the formula very fast and is now able to do quick addition and subtraction. The progress is fast because they have to do a lot of repetitive exercises in the workbook which will begin with shorter series of numbers to answer to longer and longer series of numbers to answer. What is different about CMA method is that it used two hand instead of one hand, The reason being that using two hands actually helps train both the left and right brain and reduces the chance of careless mistakes.

  2. preschool singapore expert

    My son is attending the class twice a week at Punggol branch. The CMA abacus uses the Japanese "soroban", meaning it has 1 bead(representing 5) at the top and 4 below. This means you have formulas for borrowing/giving to the top bead as well as the next more significant bead. The school specialize in 2-hand abacus which I feel is good for him to add and subtract easier for primary school Maths homework. Before this, he was adding and subtracting slower by the use of counting with his fingers. Problem with counting with his fingers are when the addition and subtraction gets more difficult with numbers greater than 10. However, after sending him to the abacus class, he is able to think faster and do the sums faster. One drawback though with this is that he tends to be quite careless. There will also be a practice book that my son will have to complete each lesson and after lesson as homework. I believe for him to pick this up better and faster I will usually go through with him at home while completing his homework exercise.

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