# Abacus - Basics

1
Ones
1-4
2
Ones
1-9
3
Tens
10-40
4
Tens
10-90
5
Hundreds
100-400
6
Hundreds
100-900
7
Ones and tens
1-99
8
Tens and hundreds
100-990
9
Ones, tens and hundreds
1-999
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Abakus - Grunder

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Do you master the basics of counting with an abacus?

## Description of the abacus and game instructions

Abacus, which is a Chinese counting frame, has been around for thousands of years and is China known as suan pan. Before the pocket calculator ca to the western world, the teachers used a counting frame in schools to teach counting. But that counting frame didn't work the same way as an abacus does.

This is only the basics of using an abacus. Once you master this game, please move on to practicing counting addition on abacus.

#### The value of the beads

Each of the two beads of the upper deck of the abacus represents five units, and each of the five beads on the bottom deck of the rods is worth one unit. The beads in the rod at the far right represents the ones. The beads in the second rightmost rod matches the tens. The next rod represents the hundreds, and so on.
In the lower deck, the beads get their values when they are moved upwards to the narrow strip, the beam. The beads in the upper deck get their values when they are moved down to the beam.

#### To switch on an abacus

When five beads have been counted in the lower deck, these are switched for one bead in the upper deck of the same rod. When two beads has been counted in the upper deck, these are switched for one bead in the lower deck of the rod to the left.

#### Fingering

When using a real abacus, it is important to have the correct fingering. This means that the right index finger moves the beads above the beam and the right thumb moves the beads beneath the beam. In this game, it is only possible to have the correct fingering with an iPad or other touchpad. With a standard computer the beads are moved with the mouse.

### Calculation of knowledge points

Each completed game level gives 2 knowledge point in Abacus - Basics. The maximum number of points (18 knowledge points) is achieved when you pass all 9 levels. You'll get a bronze medal when you complete a level 2 times and a silver medal after 5 completed rounds. A gold medal will be received after 10 completed rounds. In Abacus - Basics, the maximum number of collectable gold medals is 9. You only earn knowledge points for levels that has not been cleared before. A cleared level has a green background above. Even when you have completed a level, you can continue practicing at that level, but it gives you no more knowledge points.

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Subject
Math
Target group
Practices
Logical thinking Mental calculation Abacus
Game creator
Updated
2012-04-27
Published online
2012-04-27
Unique id
16
Saved by
5-10 users
Operating system
Browser
Price
Free of charge

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There are a total of 20 comments on this knowledge game.

A
9 May 2023 14:26
This is Very cool i played twice
22 May 2022 12:14
Awesome! Finally got the chance of learning how to use it and it's so easy after all. Thks
J
12 February 2022 14:10
This game is so awesome I could play it twice!
16 September 2021 17:04
This a cool game! I got to learn how to use a Abacus
10 September 2021 16:10
i have come 10 marks in level 9!
P
9 September 2021 05:50
Yes I like game ๐ฎ but this game has been great so great for you ๐
4 June 2021 16:28
Love itThe best I've learned so much
5 May 2021 15:25
Hi! I love this game it is fun!!!
D
4 March 2021 09:03
this game so fun I love it๐๐๐๐
6 December 2020 18:42
๐It was a bit confusing at first but then I understood it.
W
22 July 2020 13:32
iam in ucmas challenge there is only one problem that the abacus is totally different from the ucmas but it was good and fun even. i understand this abacus
11 February 2020 07:09
It is challenging but fun
S
11 January 2020 15:52
so good game, good for children
J
2 October 2019 20:08
This is fun but hard.
27 August 2019 18:56
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27 August 2019 18:53
i love it it is super fun
21 June 2019 13:02
WHOA SO GOOD , AND NOW I GOT FIRST PRIZE BY LEARNING THIS .IT HELPS A LOT .I AM JUST 9 YEARS OLD AND I GOT SUCCEED .YAY๐๐๐๐๐
B
6 April 2019 21:50
i love using the acabus
7 February 2019 22:59
Taught me something.
3 June 2014 19:18
I love this game so much.
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