Aloha Programs: Tiny Tots & Kids
The “Kids” program is divided into 8 levels, witha duration of 3-4 months for each level. Students will attend class once a week for 2 hours, along with five to ten minutes a day of take home exercises.
The “Tiny Tots” program is divided into 10 levels, with a duration of 3-4 months for each level. Because this program is aimed at younger children, it is paced to beslower than our “kids” program, but out Tiny Tots finish at the same level as our students. Many parents prefer the Tiny Tots program because children’s minds are more adaptable and impressionable at this age.
In the Tiny Tots program, students attend two classes each week, once a week for 2 hours, along with five to ten minutes a day of take home exercises.
ALOHA Mental Arithmetic utilizes the abacus as a fundamental learning element, for their universality and easy handling for children of all ages. Children start to do math operations with help of the abacus and gradually visualise the abacus while doing math operations mentally. With practice and achieving different levels in the program, kids are able to perform math operations (additions, subtraction, divisions, multiplications, square roots, powers, decimal operations, percentages and combined operations) with outstanding speed and with great accuracy, without a calculator or pencil and paper. With this process, the right hemisphere of the brain is stimulated (memory, imagination, concentration, abstraction, etc.), which contributes to the development of the brain.
Types of Activities
The ALOHA Mental Arithmetic program has different activities to ensure that children will have fun during class and at the same time keep an optimum attention level. Some activities that are part of the educational planning from ALOHA Mental Arithmetic are: Number dictation, speed test, calculus championship, timed test, games in pairs or groups, etc.
Children should practice at home a minimum of 10-15 minutes everyday to improve their skills appropriately.
Courses and Levels
ALOHA Mental arithmetic offers two different educational courses according to the age of the children that are starting the program:
The difference between the courses is that Tiny Tots starts gradually since it is for smaller children. The first four levels of Tiny Tots equal the first two levels from Kids Course. The educational material used in class is different: Tiny Tots’ books have coloring, drawings and shapes while Kids’ books are focused in numbers. At the end of both courses, children are able to solve the same math facts with the same speed.
There is a test at the end of every level. Children have to clear the test to gain admission to the next level.
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