ABOUT UCMAS Leading Mental Development Program
UCMAS is the world leading mental development program based on Mental Math and the Abacus that boosts brainpower in children aged 4-12 years old. Along with strengthening math skills, the UCMAS approach promotes whole brain development and building blocks like memory, concentration, creativity and problem solving – core skills that inspire greater confidence and success in all subject areas and in life. The program equips them with the skills they need to improve overall academic achievement and to confidently meet life” s challenges and achieve greatness.
The first UCMAS center opened its doors in 1993 in Malaysia based on the simple premise: Provide quality “Abacus and Mental Math Training” to children in the age group of 4-13 years and help them “Discover the Genius Within” Legions of students registered for this program and over the years UCMAS developed as an International concept offering this wonderful program, world wide, across:
UCMAS (Universal Concept Mental Arithmetic System) – an ISO 9001:2015 certified course, is a unique mental development program that was founded in Malaysia by Dr. Dino Wong. Universal Concept Mental Arithmetic System – UCMAS started its operations in Cambodia in the year 2009 and currently has about 50 Centers across Cambodia. With over 12,000 students registered across these centers and approximately 400 Course Instructors trained, UCMAS is now a brand to reckon with.
ABOUT THE CONCEPT
The UCMAS program is based on the ancient, simple but powerful Abacus tool that provides countable beads for children to visualize numbers. Children learn to manipulate those beads to perform arithmetic calculation such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
UCMAS children are trained in rapid math calculation with the help of physical abacus. Later, they move on to mental calculations where they develop the ability to picture the abacus in their minds and calculate quickly. The crucial concept of visualization or thinking in pictures leverages the right brain and leads to dramatically higher levels of speed, efficiency and accuracy.
The UCMAS program incorporates and enhances Auditory, Visual and Kinesthetic/Tactile learning styles in each child. It fosters active learning and activates key cognitive functions such as:
This improves their confidence and self-esteem and helps children become motivated leaners – the best route to success in academics and beyond.