Flash Anzan

One of my students prepared an activity for class last year where we made our own mini-abacus and learned how it’s used to make calculations in Asia, something that was far more interesting than it sounds! His son was learning the method – called “Aloha” here in Spain – but known as Soroban in Japan. So when the Guardian ran an article on Anzan (and you’ll have to read to find out!), I had to take advantage. The video of a Flash Anzan competition will blow your mind……

Flash Anzan Teacher’s Notes


8 Comments on “Flash Anzan”

  1. Shelly says:

    SO it’s true the lion never sleeps. Keep up the good work.

  2. Alec says:

    I really liked the abacus activity. Well done!

  3. […] One of my students prepared an activity for class last year where we made our own mini-abacus and learned how it’s used to make calculations in Asia, something that was far more interesting t…  […]

  4. annforeman says:

    Definitely one I’ll shortlist for the TeachingEnglish blog of the month award.

  5. annfore says:

    Hi Steve,

    Just to let you know that we’ve now shortlisted this blog post for this month’s TeachingEnglish blog award and I’ll be making a post about it on today’s TeachingEnglish facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil, if you’d like to check there for comments.

    Best,
    Ann


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