I thank you for writing the AL Abacus program. Our daughter, who was already doing well in the math program we had last year, really likes the abacus, and now understands the math she was doing in her previous work. Our son is doing well also, and the abacus provides a ready manipulative that is so natural – flowing so easily from the finger counting. I’m glad you spend the time developing the base ten concept.
I have a degree in math. I have always enjoyed math, to me it has always been so logical and natural. I really want to develop a love for math in my children, too. With your program I have already seen in my daughter the “ah-hah, I get it!”, light bulb going on, repeatedly. That’s what makes teaching and learning so much fun. Thank you.