Co-hosted by US Mental Math Federation and Orion Abacus Association, the MM Go World Mental Arithmetic E-Sports Finals will be held on October 22, 2022, California time. All players will compete remotely. This is a breakthrough in the long-standing tradition of mental arithmetic competitions. The mode of the written test is presented in the form of mobile e-sports.
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This competition can be called the "No Excuses" World Finals, because almost everyone who has a mobile phone or tablet can choose whether to participate in the MM Go mental arithmetic qualification trial, which means that there is almost no reason for not participating, because there are many opportunities in time, The space can be anywhere, and the selection has nothing to do with human preferences. If you don’t participate, you just give up or you can’t upgrade, so the final winner is undoubtedly the “World Mental Math Champion”!
The competition motivates practice. For students, participating in the mental arithmetic competition will have a goal, thereby increasing their interest and motivation to practice, and increasing the opportunity to meet people who are good at it. Participating in the world competition will have a wider horizon.
The MM Go World Mental Arithmetic E-sports Finals is not only for school children but adults of any age are welcome. When more people participate in mental arithmetic competitions, more and more people will pay attention to mental arithmetic, and mental arithmetic skills will be generally improved.
Ulrich Posha is a senior researcher working in an American think tank. In his new book "Learn Better", which will be published in March 2022, he details the changes that learning abacus has brought to his life.
Several years ago, in a classroom outside New York City, Ulrich witnessed a high school student named Serena Stevenson use an abacus-based method to solve math, according to the US Vox website. question. When the teacher read out the numbers 74470, 70809, 98402, etc., Stevenson answered the questions entirely by mental arithmetic.
After listening to a question, she closed her eyes and moved the fingers of her right hand like the bead of an abacus, and then answered many of the teacher's questions accurately, including the addition of multiple five-digit numbers.
The answering technique used by Stevenson is called abacus mental arithmetic, which is to rely on "planning" in his mind and using his fingers to calculate to answer questions. Witnessing the magic of the abacus, Ulrich decided to take his two daughters to take an abacus-learning course to improve their math skills.