Tag: calculators

A Mental Abacus Lets Math Whizzes Bypass Language

By Veronique Greenwood | August 9, 2011 2:52 pm

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What’s the News: Most of us need everyone to stop talking when we perform mental math. But for children trained to do math visually with a “mental abacus,” verbal disturbances roll off their backs, prompting psychologists to posit that unlike the rest of us, they aren’t routing their calculations through words.

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