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How to use a Chinese Abacus: A Computer-Based Tutorial

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Visit this site: http://www.twinpinefarm.com/abacus/

Author:Jan G. Hogle
Description: An abacus helps make abstract math concepts more concrete. This site includes a software-based tutorial to illustrate the basic use of an abacus. The tutorial presents a brief introduction; and illustrates, with graphics, text, and animation, how to represent numbers and how to add with an abacus. A practice area is available after the instruction to practice the concepts presented. Manipulate the abacus online with Shockwave, or download the tutorial for Macintosh or for Windows.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Simulations, General Software Miscellaneous, Topic Tools Miscellaneous, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Basic Operations

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