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When it comes to giving your kid ‘the best’, Thej Academy knows you have countless questions! We do take the responsibility to educate and articulate whatever is needed. 

Some of the most raised questions are listed below.

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  • 1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of learning abacus?

    There are absolutely no disadvantages to learning abacus. When a child learns abacus, he/she enhances her memory power and cognitive skills.

    While there is an uncountable number of advantages, abacus continues to be a brain-boosting training, worldwide. It helps children to

    • Boost their logical reasoning and self-esteem
    • Creates faster calculation skills
    • Improves problem-solving abilities
    • Strengthens the concentration and observance and
    • It helps develop stronger visualization skills.
  • 2. Is Abacus really useful for kids?

    Yes, Of course. Learning Abacus is highly useful for growing children. It helps them to easily understand the arithmetical functions.

    Adding to this, children gain confidence and concentration in their day to day activities. Also, learning Abacus by using both the hands, stimulates their left and right brain, leading to the increased and effective functioning of the same.

  • 3. What is the difference between School Math and abacus?

    • School math is based on curriculum whereas abacus is a lifetime skill.
    • School math focuses only on performance and scores, whereas abacus focuses on speed training, mind-focus training, and cognitive visualization enhancement.
    • School math focuses only on the problems in the syllabus whereas abacus is meaningfully versatile, engaging and fun.

    Abacus also aids children to avoid mental distractions and focus on the calculation. This gradually leads to increased mental focus.

  • 4. How Abacus helps kids in Schools?

    Children who learn abacus tend to have creative minds with swift thinking ability. Their memory levels are comparatively higher than the kids who aren't trained in abacus.

    Abacus training helps children to score great marks in exams. Abacus helps the kids to solve complex arithmetic calculations within seconds. The cognitive power helps kids to remember things for long, hence perform well in exams. It makes them stand out in terms of academic performance, cognitive perception, overall progressive thinking, and self-confidence.

  • 5. Is abacus really important to learn?

    More than just another tuition course, learning abacus can help your life to have a sharp mind and great memory power. More than knowledge, self-confidence is more vital for kids these days. Abacus trained kids have better problem-solving abilities than the other kids.

    Abacus training enhances the kid's mental strength in such a way that, they memorize, visualize, observe and create better. More the mental strength, much better the future!!

  • 6. How many levels of abacus are there?

    There are eight levels and two grand levels. The level 1 is the novice level and level 8 is advanced. These levels include leaning

    • Addition
    • Subtraction
    • Multiplication
    • Division
    • Percentage calculation
    • Square and cubic roots

    Every learner will have to clear an exam after every level, in order to move forward to the next level. Level 1 is the most important one, as it comprises of the basics and mind- focussing training. On the successful completion of every level, a certificate is provided to the learner.

  • 7. Abacus in the current era?

    The current era is all about speed and accuracy. Learning abacus helps you achieve both in very little time. Forget carrying a mobile/calculator wherever you go. Learning abacus is like carrying an invisible mental armor of speedy calculation. On average, the calculation of any 2 complex numbers takes almost a minute, using conventional methods. The same can be done using abacus in 5 seconds. How cool is that?

    Adults who are trained in abacus tend to have better stress control management. This leads to the preventing of dementia on their elderly ages.

    Handling multi-digit numbers with confidence is an unsaid advantage that learning abacus can provide anyone. Handling any arithmetic problem/ logical reasoning problem becomes a cake walk with abacus. Imagine the sharp cognition your brain drives you with, when you know you can deal with any kind of arithmetic calculation!!

  • 8. What is the right age to learn abacus?

    Children from 4 - 13 years are at the right age to learn abacus. They have great grasping skills and this will greatly help them in their future.

    Children at a younger age, tend to have many active and tender brains than the children who are 15+. Also, the growth and development of children's brain take place at this phase of their growth.

  • 9. What is the difference between Vedic math and Abacus?

    Vedic math is based on sutras from the Atharvana Vedha. Abacus is based on a tool where children will learn arithmetic skills.

    Vedic math is a system of calculation based on the 16 sutras. Starting from the scope, vedic math and abacus vary widely. Training in Vedic math isn't very multi-dimensional. Whereas, training in Abacus helps to increase your visualisation skills drastically.

  • 10. Vedic Maths or Abacus? Which one is better.

    Both are unique in their own ways. Vedic maths is the oldest known system of mathematics, whereas Abacus is a comparatively new system with new techniques. Vedic maths uses a variety of tricks (with respect to numbers) to solve problems. On the contrast, abacus has an uniform technique to solve problems.

    In conclusion, both are independent techniques that can be used to train ones mental abilities.

  • 11. What qualification do I need to be having, to be an abacus teacher?

    A graduate from any discipline will be a perfect fit to teach abacus. Before teaching abacus, one has to undergo the following steps.

    • Learning Abacus
    • Certification

    Post this, anyone is more than just perfect to teach abacus. We at Thej Academy, prefer graduates from any discipline so that the teaching-learning will be an easier, interactive, informative and overall fun experience.

  • 12. Is abacus easy or hard to learn?

    Learning abacus needs a basic understanding of numbers, focus, and determination. With the earlier mentioned aspects and with the right training, learning abacus becomes very easy.

    Once you get a hang of it, it even becomes hard to forget, as your mind gets more accustomed to it. For children of younger ages, it is much easier to learn, as they have sharp minds and increased grasping power.

  • 13. Why is Thej Academy a good place to learn Abacus?

    We have mastered the abacus skills and have enough experience to train your kids effectively. Hands down, Thej Academy is the best place to learn abacus in Nesapakkam, Chennai.

    We at Thej academy, approach abacus training in a systematic way. Our skilled mentors train kids in such a way that the basic is taught as a firm foundation and we slowly move them towards the advanced calculations. We are specialized in authenticity and scrupulous knowledge transfer.

  • 14. Can I learn and teach abacus at the same time?

    Abacus has to be properly learned and mastered in order to teach other people. At Thej Academy, we teach abacus to interested graduates. Likewise, one has to undergo proper training to teach abacus to other people.

  • 15. How can I start my abacus classes? Can Thej Academy help?

    Starting your abacus classes on your own involves the following stages:

    • Get properly trained to teach abacus
    • Complete your certification till the grand levels.
    • Start your franchise when you think you have enough resources
    • Follow it up with media marketing and genuine campaigning.

    Of course we can help if anyone interested to learn and teach abacus. We have 20 years of experience and are certified to teach technically.

  • 16. Is there any Certificate for learning Abacus at Thej Academy?

    Yes, we at Thej Academy issue certificates after every level and during the completion of the course graduation. Starting from level one, with the completion of every course, we offer certificates to the students.

    The minimum expected score for every student to upgrade to the next level is 80%. Exams will be conducted at the end of every level and certificates are awarded for eligible students.

  • 18. Can I buy Abacus kit from Thej Academy?

    As the best abacus training academy in Nesapakkam, Chennai- we do understand that every one needs an abacus kit to start from.

    Yes, we provide the Abacus kit at our center, so that you do not have to search elsewhere. We also have a dedicated article to help you understand abacus kit better. This will explain the complete anatomy of the abacus kit. Also, do you know there are different types of abacus over the Centuries? Visit our blog in leisure for more interesting information on Abacus.

  • 19. I want to Join Thej Academy what are the procedures?

    You can reach us through our Enrollment form on our homepage or contact page or you can call us directly. We have both options.

    You can also email us enquiry[at]] Feel free to choose whichever option suits you.

  • 20. What are the courses Thej Academy teaches?

    We teach a variety of courses including

    Do check our Courses page to know more on each of these.

Mid Brain Activity

  • 1. How old should my child be for the MBA Course?

    The Course works best on 5-15 year olds.

  • 2. If my child is already talented, will the Courses still be useful?

    Scientific research has proven that even a person as intelligent as Albert Einstein does not use more than 10% of his or her brain. The MBA Course has the potential to transform children with average intelligence into highly intelligent individuals, and capable children into outstanding kids. The workshop aims not only at improving the IQ of children, but also their EQ. It also helps a child achieve emotional balance.

  • 3. Does the MBA Course have any theoretical foundation?

    Yes, renowned scientists across the world have come up with supporting theories. Much more equipment is available these days to help measure and test brainwaves.

  • 4. Why are the children blindfolded?

    During the MBA Course, the initial aim of blindfolding is to enhance a child's concentration. We try to achieve this by disabling the sense of sight on which most people heavily depend. Blindfolding also helps sharpen the other senses.

  • 5. If my child cannot "see" after being blindfolded, does that mean the course has failed?

    Despite the MBA Course, a few students have been unable to "see" after being blindfolded. This won't last for long. Note that the technology also enhances the memory, concentration and intellect faculties. All that these children need to do is PRACTICE and they would soon reap the benefits of the Course.

  • 6. Do students need to practice the technique blindfolded for the rest of their lives?

    Immediately after the Course, blindfolding is essential to increase a student's concentration. As time progresses and the student's abilities improve, they could opt to close their eyes. Their concentration and other mental abilities should eventually improve dramatically. Blindfold practice is mostly required for the first few months following the Course.

  • 7. Is it true that some blindfolded students can easily see through the gap near their nose?

    The use of a blindfold is not solely to prevent students from using their eyes. Students should also be encouraged to close their eyes when blindfolded in order to improve their other senses. If you are worried that your child is frequently peeping through a gap, you could add another layer of tissue under the blindfold to plug any gap.

  • 8. How do a few students identify the colour and number on cards held behind their heads?

    All students do not acquire this ability. In reality they cannot 'see', but they only 'feel' the colour or writing. That is because their brain works like a radar sending signals to the brain. Many children use their skin to feel and identify a colour and the number on cards

  • 9. How should I help my child after the MBA Course?

    A happy heart is your child's destination. You must allow a 3-month period for stabilisation, and during this time the more a child practices the better would be the results.

  • 10. What should I do during the practice sessions?

    If your child cannot see when blindfolded, then start with the simplest of colours. If they can see very clearly after being blindfolded, then allow them to try to read a book, write, draw etc. After training, children should be able to see objects that are even farther away. For further stabilization, you can practice with your child in a dark room. You will eventually not need a blindfold to practice; just train a child to shut his or her eyes.

  • 11. After the MBA Workshop why is my child\'s performance often unstable when blindfolded?

    In general, after the Workshop the performance of a child is unsteady for up to 45 days. After that, regular practice leads to stability.

  • 12. What should I do if I have no time to practice?

    You do not need special plans for your child\'s practice. You can practice the blindfolding technique in a car or even while traveling to school.

  • 13. How do you know there are no side-effects to your Course?

    Japan has been conducting similar right-brain development Courses for more than 50 years. This has benefited thousands of students who have attended similar Courses since 2005. Right brain development has made them happier and smarter.

  • 14. Are there any medical side-effects to this Course?

    None whatsoever. After the Course, the right brain (responsible for long-term memory) and other parts of the brain would have improved. There are only advantages, no disadvantages.

  • 15. After the midbrain activation, a student can see in the dark. Is it true?

    Yes, it is possible to read newspaper in the dark! Most animals can see in the dark. Fish can see in the dark. They see by using the brainwaves because their midbrain is active. The animals brain is not damaged because they do not cry like the babies do!

  • 16. Why are parents not allowed to enter the classroom?

    Firstly, the students are distracted in the presence of the parents. Secondly, MBA has to reserve the copyright and to protect the intellectual property.

  • 17. What to do in the long term?

    When a child is stable, it is not necessary to use cards and so on to help him/her to practice. He/she just blindfold and do anything blindfolded.

  • 18. I never hurt him, but he still refuse to practice!

    Sometimes rewards are helpful. Some children need to do things in a group. Try to go to the center and practice with the others.

  • 19. How do I hurt my child unknowingly?

    Most parents are very blunt and loud. They easily hurt by accusing their child for cheating. If parents are doubtful, they need to solve their doubt rather than accusing him/her. Just gently ask whether their eyes are closed or not rather than accusing him/her of peeping.

  • 20. Why does my child not like to practice?

    You need to find out the root problem and solve it. Sometimes parent hurt their child unknowingly.

  • 21. What to do during the practices?

    If your child says he/she is not able to see, then try touch, smell or listen to sense the colors on the flashcards. If your child is able to get many right answers, then get him/her to read, copy, draw, coloring etc. Then train your child to use other senses when the dominant (first one that he/she uses to sense the cards blindfolded)sensory is stable.

  • 22. How to start practicing?

    The best is to have a secure and relaxing environment. Start off by deep breathing (10 times) because the brain needs a lot of oxygen to be maximized. Then blindfold him/her and start to use the super sensory perception to detect/sense things.

  • 23. Is this the "third eye" as commonly referred to?

    No. The ability to detect things by using the brain is different from the third eye. In fact, after the brain activation, a student can have "skin vision." That means he/she can read by touching with the hands or foot. If a person is "hearing dominant" he/she knows the color and number of a card by putting it near to the ear. If a person is "smell dominant" he/she can detect the numbers and colors by smelling.

  • 24. Tell me, how do you activate the midbrain?

    MBA has a system that is unique and original, invented by the research team after years of research. Games, songs, music and sounds are part of the whole system. There are neither religious nor spiritual activities during the activation - totally natural and scientific. No medication is used. The class is filled with fun and happiness. That\'s why many children loves to come back to repeat the course.

  • 25. Is there any bad effect after the brain activation?

    No bad effect at all. After the brain activation, the brain power has been restored. There is only good bad effects.

  • 26. Where is the midbrain, what is the medical name for it?

    The midbrain is located above the brainstem, at the center of the brain. The medical name for midbrain is DIENCEPHALON.

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