ABACUS VS CALCULATOR: WHICH WOULD WIN?

In an epic battle between the Japanese abacus and an electronic calculator, which do you think would win? On November 12, 1946 the abacus was put to the test! In the capable hands of Mr. Kiyoshi Matsuzaki, the abacus won in a decisive victory of 4 to 1!

The Nippon Times reported at the time that “civilization… tottered Monday afternoon as the 2,000-year-old abacus beat the electric calculating machine in adding, subtracting, dividing and a problem including all three with multiplication thrown in… Only in multiplication alone did the machine triumph.”

Haley Shoda, a 5th grade competitor at the “American & Japanese Children’s Soroban Contest” also prefers the abacus to the calculator, because “it’s quicker and it’s more accurate, cause on the calculator you make more mistakes…”

Try challenging your student to a contest of mathematical might. We have a sneaking suspicion that the abacus would take the title!

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JAMS is proud to be the only Abacus math school in Portland and in the State of Oregon certified by the League of Soroban of Americas. Since 2001, we have dedicated to Abacus & Anzan instruction and to building a strong foundation of Mental Mathematics along with lifelong skills. JAMS empowers children to achieve academic success, so they will grow in areas that go well beyond the classroom. JAMS parents can expect their child to improve in 5 different areas: concentration, discipline, problem-solving, time management, and confidence. This is the teaching approach at JAMS since opening its doors.