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The JAMS Reviews

Sounds like a very fascinating school. I have used an abacus many years ago but don't think remember how to... read more

Marienne Brown Avatar
Marienne Brown
12/18/2014

JAMS has not only been a very integral part of my son's intellectual development, but also his emotional development. Sensei's... read more

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Saranya Sridaran
3/17/2018

I am to have my son in abacus. Ever since he joined his math skills improved.

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Mohan Durai
3/14/2020

We had two children in the JAMS program. They learned abacus math and also mental calculations. They also... read more

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楊博智
3/18/2018

息子宏太は2014年春、6歳(キンダーガーデン)の時にそろばんを始めました。夫が日本でそろばんを学び、大会などにも出ていた経験もあり、そろばんが数学教育に良いとわかっていたのが始めたきっかけです。 最初の1年半は息子はとてもそろばんを楽しんでいました。新しいことに取り組むのはもともと好きですし、計算がどんどん早くなるのが自分でも楽しいようでした。また、同級生のできない計算(ex. かけ算)がすらすらできるのも自信につながっていたと思います。 
しかし、中級クラスに上がって以降、そろばんスキルの伸びに陰りが見えてきました。検定試験になかなか合格しない上、年に一度の塾内大会でも賞を獲得できない状態が続き、それと同時に本人のやる気もどんどん下がっていきました。そろばんの宿題は本人任せにせず、私と夫でやらせるよう関わっていきましたが、やる気のない子のお尻をたたいてやらせるのは本当に大変で辛く、何度となく息子を叱ってケンカをしました。また、どんどん検定試験に受かって上に進んでいく子、大会で賞をとっている子、TAGのノミネートをされている子がうらやましくて歯がゆくて仕方がありませんでした。そして次第に私も、もう息子にそろばんを辞めさせて他の数学の塾に行かせたほうが良いのではないかと思い始めていました。私の中では、息子が自分からそろばんの練習をしない=そろばんが好きではない、だったら高いお金を払ってまでこのままやっても意味がないと思いました。息子の算数の能力もそろばんのおかげで伸びているようには感じられず、なんのためにそろばんが重要なのかもわからなくなっていました。そしてなにより、たいした結果の出ないそろばんはコストパフォーマンスが悪すぎると思いました。やる気のない息子について夫とも何度も話し合いを重ねました。しかし、そのたびに夫は「子供の成長は人それぞれだから、他の子と比べても仕方がない。習い事は結果が出るのに時間がかかるんだから、あきらめてはいけない。そろばんは絶対に数学能力につながる」と言い続け、そろばんを続けることを主張しました。そんな夫の言葉に負けてそろばんをやめさせることは踏みとどまったものの、正直納得はできないままでした。
そんな息子に変化が見えたのは、息子が小学校4年生の2018年春、LAで行われたそろばん大会に出場させた時でした。この大会はとてもハイレベルな大会であり、もちろん息子は良い成績を残せませんでしたが、どういうわけかこの大会を境にみるみるやる気が出て、練習も真剣に取り組むようになりました。おそらく大会に出場していた他州のハイレベルな子どもたちのそろばんに向き合う姿が大いに刺激になったのでしょう。また大会に向けての練習や試合をとおして、やっぱり自分はそろばんが好きだ、楽しいという気持ちを再確認したんだと思います。息子の口からも、自分はもっともっとそろばんがうまくなりたい、そろばんはArt なんだという言葉がでるようになりました。
真剣に練習を重ねれば、やはり結果も少しずつ出てくるもので、そろばんの検定試験にも合格するようになり、ついには段に手が届くようになりました。塾内大会でも昨年はフラッシュ暗算で3位、今年はフラッシュ暗算と見取り算の2部門で2位を獲得しました。小学校でTAGの試験を受けられるようにもなりました。
今でも息子は、まだまだ上に行きたい、という気持ちを持ち続けて日々そろばんの練習をしています。長いこと「今すぐにでもそろばんを辞めていい」と思い続け、そろばんに関してかなり疑心暗鬼だった私ですが、今となってはあそこでくじけずに本当に良かったと思います。そして、夫が言っていたように、子どもにはそれぞれ成長のスピードがありそれがいつ開花するかは個人差があるということ、結果が出るには時間がかかるから焦ってはいけないということは真実であったと思います。そしてなによりも、息子のことを信じて決して見捨てることなく辛抱強く指導してくださった先生方のお力があってこそ、ここまでやってこれたと思います。息子にチャンスを与え、支え続けてくださった先生方には心の底から感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです。本当にありがとうございました。 これからも息子のそろばんの成長を楽しみに見守りたいと思います。

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Kana Ito
2/28/2020

I think it’s the greatest teaching method in the world �������

Gordon Thornburg Avatar
Gordon Thornburg
11/28/2017

My elder boy has been going to JAMS abacus for last 4 years. He loves Maths, and just have fun... read more

Shalini Gupta Avatar
Shalini Gupta
3/23/2020

Our daughters (8 and 6) have been part of JAMS family for a year and a half. JAMS have helped... read more

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anam arik
3/23/2020

My son is studying in jams. Ever since he joined his math skills has improved very much.

Delhi Durai Avatar
Delhi Durai
3/23/2020

Boy's have been going to JAMS for more than one year. Not only learning Math they have learned to focus!!!... read more

Samudra Kugel Avatar
Samudra Kugel
3/10/2020

My son is going to JAMS Abacus class since January last year. Ever since he joined his Math skills has... read more

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Kani Babu
3/23/2020

Testimonial: All three of my kids have studied or are studying at Jams Abacus. They all have much greater ability... read more

Caroline Roberts Avatar
Caroline Roberts
3/04/2020

My kids have all studied at JAMS. They all do well in math in school and grasp new concepts very... read more

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Caroline Roberts
3/23/2020

My kids developed interest in Math after joining Jams

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Minal Patil-Zope
4/23/2018

Really nice to see my son(Akash) enjoying to do math as fun game. His focus has improved and he feels... read more

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Deepa Vijay
3/02/2020

My elder son has been going to JAMS since last 4 years. He started when he was 5 years old... read more

Mohit Haran Avatar
Mohit Haran
3/23/2020

It has been a long journey for our two daughters. Our elder daughter went for 8 1/2 years and is... read more

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Kara Coffey
3/09/2020

We highly recommend JAMS to develop love and confidence for maths in children. Our daughters have been part of JAMS... read more

Anam J Arik Avatar
Anam J Arik
2/29/2020

When my daughter startedat abucus, she was very weak in math. She could finish a page of addition or... read more

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Duc Truong
3/17/2018

While living in Nevada, I became aware of JAMS as I was researching mathematical pedagogies for my daughter. That... read more

Star Erickson Avatar
Star Erickson
3/23/2014

What a jem of a place. This is more than just math for kids, it is also focus and discipline... read more

Kenan Arik Avatar
Kenan Arik
2/29/2020

Learning to use the abacus is the best tool to learn math. After 6 months of learning at JAMS, my... read more

Lanhuong Hoang Avatar
Lanhuong Hoang
3/03/2020

An amazing program with wonderful teachers!

Suzanne Kennemer Dent Avatar
Suzanne Kennemer Dent
12/04/2019

Before joining JAMS, my daughter cannot sit/focus more than 10 mins. Now i can see her gradually increasing her focus... read more

Priyanka Katta Avatar
Priyanka Katta
3/23/2020

My granddaughter attended JAMS for a few years. I am very grateful for the thorough work the teachers did... read more

Kathi Johnson Avatar
Kathi Johnson
11/16/2018

My two sons attended JAMS, and the immediate impact on our entire family was amazing. The children became responsible, focused... read more

Ruchira Dasgupta Avatar
Ruchira Dasgupta
7/23/2019

Really nice to see my son(Akash) enjoying to do math as fun game. His focus has improved and he feels... read more

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deepa priya
3/23/2020

This school has really helped my kids focus in general and excel in math and school their school work.

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brian kugel
3/23/2020

Our kids love going to JAMS!!! Sense is supper caring and she knows the kids very well. Kids are so... read more

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Samudra Kugel
3/23/2020

My kid Aadrito is going to JAMS classes for last two and half years. I have been amazed to see... read more

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abhisek sarkar
3/23/2020

Mika and Sensai are doing a good job with abacus. My kids love math and they send 30min everyday at... read more

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Pallavi Pande
2/28/2020

Our daughter has been learning Abacus from Sensei since she was 4.5 yrs old. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to... read more

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Vasudevan Srinivasan
3/20/2018

Teachers at JAMS not only teach math but also the qualities needed in life to become disciplined person. I am... read more

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Jesal Kothari
3/23/2020

Jams and their teachers have given them the tools to apply concentration an focus across all parts of their life.... read more

Brian Kugel Avatar
Brian Kugel
3/10/2020

The JAMS Abacus learning experience for my child (student for the last 4+ years) has been amazing. It goes beyond... read more

Prahalad Parthangal Avatar
Prahalad Parthangal
3/23/2020

We have only been with JAMS for 6 months and our 5 year old LOVES JAMS. The teachers (sensei) are... read more

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Poulami MC
3/23/2020

The Teachers and staff. The discipline and skills taught. The passion they bring to have each and every student strive... read more

Tejash Patel Avatar
Tejash Patel
2/27/2020

My daughter goes to JAMS from last 2 years. They teach Abacus & Anzan techniques to do math faster. which... read more

Krishna Posam Avatar
Krishna Posam
10/23/2019

We have been JAMS parents for more than 5 years now. For our now 10yr old, abacus has become a... read more

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Raaga's Fun Kitchen
3/23/2020

We are relatively new to JAMS, even with our 6 months experience I can say it has been a... read more

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Poulami MC
3/14/2020

I’ve learned a lot and I think that the challenge really is great! Thanks Sensei!!

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Koa Erickson
7/23/2019

My two girls are way ahead of their peers and their math curriculum at school. Thanks to Miwako Sensei, Mai... read more

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Lucy Kairalla
4/23/2019

My children have learned abacus from JAMS for couple of years. It's not only helped them with their math facts... read more

Fransiska Dwikusuma Avatar
Fransiska Dwikusuma
3/16/2018

JAMS has been really good for my kid - he is a kinesthetic learner and ABACUS suits him! It has... read more

Ritochit Chakraborty Avatar
Ritochit Chakraborty
3/23/2020

What a jem of a place. This is more than just math for kids, it is also focus and discipline... read more

Kenan Arik Avatar
Kenan Arik
3/23/2020

I feel so blessed to send my son to Jams Abacus School. Sensei Miwako trains each and every child with... read more

Priyanka Bose Avatar
Priyanka Bose
3/23/2020

Jams helped my daughter be quicker at math and gained more confidence. Worth the time and money

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Tina Le
2/27/2020