How to use a Chinese Abacus: A Computer-Based Tutorial
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|Jan G. Hogle|
|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)|
|Resource Types:||Simulations, General Software Miscellaneous, Topic Tools Miscellaneous, Web Interactive/Java|
|Math Topics:||Basic Operations|
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