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Abacus Mental Math, Grade Level Math & Language Arts (Creative Writing) classes for kids 5-12 years. "Mental Math without tears" - With Komodo's personalised approach, your child will learn to solve complex problems in her head without any calculators.

And with speed and accuracy. Our students start learning on the Japanese Soroban abacus and rapidly learn to visualize a problem and make a mental image of the abacus. In a few weeks, they learn to do problems mentally without relying on abacus. "Komodo's Language Arts (Creative Writing)" program is intended for Grades 1-5. The goal of this teacher-led program is to nurture reading and writing pro

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Teachers Quit Jobs at Highest Rate on Record 01/02/2019

Teachers Quit Jobs at Highest Rate on Record

Teachers Quit Jobs at Highest Rate on Record Teachers and other public education employees—such as community-college faculty, school psychologists and janitors—are quitting their jobs at the fastest rate on record, government data show.

Japanese Firm Tomoe Soroban Hails the Brain-Training Power of the Abacus 11/06/2018

Japanese Firm Tomoe Soroban Hails the Brain-Training Power of the Abacus

Register for Abacus Math classes at Komodo. Grades K - 7. Please visit our website buff.ly/2SPibZS for more details

Japanese Firm Tomoe Soroban Hails the Brain-Training Power of the Abacus The abacus, for centuries an essential computation tool, has today largely been replaced by electronics. In Japan, though, it remains in use as a way to teach children basic arithmetic and to keep older minds feeling young. In this article we visit Japanese firm Tomoe Soroban to learn about the chan...

Small-Group Instruction May Be Key to Mastering Early Math, New Study Finds 06/21/2018

Small-Group Instruction May Be Key to Mastering Early Math, New Study Finds

Small-Group Instruction May Be Key to Mastering Early Math, New Study Finds New research out of the University of Michigan finds that small-group instruction provided outside of school helps kindergarten students to make learning gains in math.

Japanese Firm Tomoe Soroban Hails the Brain-Training Power of the Abacus 04/14/2018

Japanese Firm Tomoe Soroban Hails the Brain-Training Power of the Abacus

Japanese Firm Tomoe Soroban Hails the Brain-Training Power of the Abacus The abacus, for centuries an essential computation tool, has today largely been replaced by electronics. In Japan, though, it remains in use as a way to teach children basic arithmetic and to keep older minds feeling young. In this article we visit Japanese firm Tomoe Soroban to learn about the chan...

02/07/2018

Positive attitude toward math predicts math achievement in kids

Positive attitude toward math predicts math achievement in kids For the first time, scientists have identified the brain pathway that links a positive attitude toward math to achievement in the subject. In a study of elementary school students, researchers found that having a positive attitude about math was connected to better function of the hippocampus, an im...

Are these the schools of the future? 12/30/2017

Are these the schools of the future?

Are these the schools of the future? A new type of school is gaining popularity, and it's ripping up the traditional school model in hopes of boosting creativity and critical thinking.

A Stanford professor says we should teach more math in preschool 11/27/2017

A Stanford professor says we should teach more math in preschool

A Stanford professor says we should teach more math in preschool Research has shown that math skills for kids entering kindergarten were a strong predictor of both math and reading skills in the third and fifth grades.

Komodo updated their address. 09/27/2017

Komodo updated their address.

Komodo updated their address.

Stanford researcher explores whether language is the only way to represent numbers 05/15/2017

Stanford researcher explores whether language is the only way to represent numbers

Parents often ask, "How does the mental abacus work"? Researchers at Stanford explored the question. Check it out!

Stanford researcher explores whether language is the only way to represent numbers Psychologist Michael Frank enters the world of high-speed mental math and finds that "Mental Abacus" users can calculate without using verbal working memory.

Can the Abacus Improve Students' Math Skills? (Video) 04/10/2017

Can the Abacus Improve Students' Math Skills? (Video)

Can the Abacus Improve Students' Math Skills? (Video) The 4,000 year old abacus might be ancient technology, but it can serve as a teaching tool for modern students.

04/09/2017

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03/12/2017

See this Absolutely amazing Mathematics !

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

And look at this symmetry :
1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

Brilliant isn't it?

Please Share This Wonderful Number Game with Friends.

Photos from Komodo's post 03/07/2017

Komodo made today's Google Doodle! Komodo Dragons that is... Check out this article for some fascintating facts on these GIANT lizards!

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Abacus use can boost math skills (and other lessons on learning) 03/07/2017

Abacus use can boost math skills (and other lessons on learning)

Abacus use can boost math skills (and other lessons on learning) The abacus counting device dates back thousands of years but has, in the past century, been replaced by calculators and computer

Timeline photos 03/07/2017

Sometimes we need to be reminded how lucky we are. Here is a list of things "worse than math class". The list was created by Grade Level Math students after realizing that coming to Math class really wasn't that bad

Timeline photos 02/15/2017

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Happy Valentine's day from Komodo

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Challenge your brain with these puzzles for Groundhog's day! LIKE if you hope they add up to an early spring :)

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Abacus Training Affects Math and Task Switching Abilities and Modulates Their Relationships in Chinese Children 01/31/2017

Abacus Training Affects Math and Task Switching Abilities and Modulates Their Relationships in Chinese Children

Abacus Training Affects Math and Task Switching Abilities and Modulates Their Relationships in Chinese Children Our previous work demonstrated that abacus-based mental calculation (AMC), a traditional Chinese calculation method, could help children improve their math abilities (e.g. basic arithmetical ability)…

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction 01/30/2017

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction The new book The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains In A High-Tech World makes the case for managing the tsunami of digital distractions to aid how we learn, absorb information and live.

Early Math Project helps nix “naked numbers” 12/12/2016

Early Math Project helps nix “naked numbers”

"Naked" or unitless numbers can make it difficult for students to associate numbers with meaning or value, causing difficulties in math. Check out how one teacher dispelled the confusion with a very simple activity.
Abacus is another tactile way to help students overcome meaningless, naked numbers

Early Math Project helps nix “naked numbers” When children are asked to rattle off the numbers from 1 to 10 without actually counting something, these “naked numbers” can create all kinds of confusion.

Is Homework Good for Kids? Here's What the Research Says 12/04/2016

Is Homework Good for Kids? Here's What the Research Says

http://time.com/4466390/homework-debate-research/

Is Homework Good for Kids? Here's What the Research Says Schools across the county are considering this question...how do our Komodo parents weigh in?

Photos from Komodo Kentlands's post 08/18/2016

Photos from Komodo Kentlands's post

Summer Enrichment Camp - Week of July 25th 08/02/2016

Komodo Summer Enrichment Camp

Summer Camp 06/24/2016

Summer Camp

2016 Summer Enrichment Camp 06/23/2016

Math, Abacus, Reading/Writing Camps

Use Your Fingers: The Abacus Just Might Improve Your Arithmetic Abilities 04/29/2016

Use Your Fingers: The Abacus Just Might Improve Your Arithmetic Abilities

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinknudson/2016/04/28/use-your-fingers-the-abacus-just-might-improve-your-arithmetic-abilities/

Use Your Fingers: The Abacus Just Might Improve Your Arithmetic Abilities Teaching children to use an abacus might improve their arithmetic skills.

03/19/2016

Your Child Can Get Ahead This Summer!

We are announcing our full day and half day summer camps for the upcoming 2016 summer.

Plan ahead to get a spot in our advanced math program, abacus program, creative writing program as well as fun arts & crafts! Call 855-956-6636 for more information.

Komodo USA - Abacus, Advanced Grade Level Math & Language Arts programs 01/25/2016

Komodo USA - Abacus, Advanced Grade Level Math & Language Arts programs

Komodo classes cancelled on Monday, January 25th in Ashburn, Chantilly, Germantown, Kentlands/Gaithersburg centers.

Due to the heavy snowfall there is an uncertainty about the time it takes to clean the parking lots and the neighborhood streets.

We are canceling todays classes at these locations. Visit www.komodousa.com or call 1-855-856-6636 for additional details.

Komodo USA - Abacus, Advanced Grade Level Math & Language Arts programs Komodo USA - Advanced Math, Abacus Mental Math and Language Arts program from Grades K-6.

What’s the secret to being good at math? 10/23/2015

What’s the secret to being good at math?

https://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/whats-the-secret-to-being-good-at-math/

What’s the secret to being good at math? Asian countries like Singapore and Japan lead the ranks in first and second position on maths performance in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tables – an international survey that ranks education systems worldwide – while Australia sits around 12th.

09/07/2015
08/03/2015

Komodo Language Arts/Creative Writing enrichment classes
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Beginning August 1st, writing, reading, comprehension, sentence structure classes will resume. Our focus is to help students write complete sentences, using them in different types of paragraph writing (narrative, descriptive, definition, similarities and differences), reading out loud in front of the class, working on comprehension skills, communication and much more.

Schedule of classes
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Saturday 11:00a.m-12:15p.m Chantilly
Saturday 9:00a.m-10:30a.m Germantown
Saturday 12:00p.m-2:00p.m Germantown
Monday 6:30p.m.-7:45p.m Ashburn
Wednesday 6:30p.m.-7:45p.m Chantilly
Thursday 6:30p.m-7:45p.m Ashburn
Thursday 5:00p.m-6:30p.m Germantown

07/10/2015

Beginning August 1st, writing, reading, comprehension, sentence structure classes will resume in our Chantilly and Ashburn locations. Our focus is to help students write complete sentences, using them in different types of paragraph writing (narrative, descriptive, definition, similarities and differences), reading out loud in front of the class, working on comprehension skills, communication and much more.

We offer the classes in Ashburn on Monday and Thursday's night 6:30pm-7:45pm and in Chantilly on Wednesday night from 6:30pm-7:45pm and on Saturday from 11am-12:15pm.

Classes are for kids from 1st Grade - 6th Grade.

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14120 Parke Long Ct Ste 113
Chantilly, VA
20151

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Monday 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday 6:30pm - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 12pm

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