The BABAKUS - for training addition, subtraction, division and multiplication without counting on the fingers
The Babakus displays the number 23455
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Counting on a Babakus is simple
The Babakus follows a number of simple principles, where students can develop considerably if she trains regularly.
Each digit in a number is displayed by moving the cursors to the correct positions. When one adds a number to the
original amount, the counting strip intended for addition is used - which ranges from 0 to 9. First the one digit numbers
are added together, followed by the two digit numbers. Using the Babakus, the transitions from one digit numbers to two
digit numbers, or from tens to hundreds, becomes very simple. The student gets clear visual feedback when performing
these actions, and eliminates the need to count on her fingers.
Regular training with the Babakus increases the students’ abilities, skill and understanding where numbers and digits
are concerned.
Sessions with the Babakus follows a few simple principles
Always conduct the sessions according to the following steps:
1)
Begin with a warm-up consisting of counting from 0 to 100 on the Babakus.
2)
The teacher shows the student a few numbers on his Babakus which the
student then writes down.
3)
The teacher tells the student a few numbers which the student then displays
on his Babakus.
4)
The teacher describes a few calculations in sequence, which the student follows
and calculates on his Babakus.
5)
The student receives a few tasks written down on paper, performs the
calculations on her Babakus and writes the answers down on the paper. The
student also constructs some tasks of her own.
6)
The teacher describes a few calculations, the student doing the calculations on a
"mental Babakus" in her mind.
7)
The sessions ends with the student counting backwards from 100 to 0.