Flash AnzanPosted: November 29, 2012 Filed under: lesson plan | Tags: abacus, Flash Anzan, pronunciation, reading, speaking, vocabulary 8 Comments
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……
SO it’s true the lion never sleeps. Keep up the good work.
Thanks Shelly – and you keep up the good work on your scoopit.
I really liked the abacus activity. Well done!
Thanks for dropping by and commenting, Alec.
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Definitely one I’ll shortlist for the TeachingEnglish blog of the month award.
Thanks Ann, and thanks for the share on Facebook 🙂
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.