Give your child the power of mental math, confidence and concentration
Founded in 2001, JAMS is proud to be the only Abacus math school in the Portland and Beaverton area certified by the Soroban Abacus League of America. We use the teachings of Abacus & Anzan instruction to build a solid and strong foundation of mental mathematics with lifelong skills.
Mental Math Calculation is a skill that children retain for life. Abacus gives any child the skills and confidence to excel in STEM related subjects beyond the classroom.
When a child experiences success, they naturally grow in confidence and self-esteem, as well as their desire to continue the pursuit of that success. What’s more, with our specialized instruction, your child will build a solid and strong foundation of Mental Mathematics, concentration, problem solving, discipline and confidence
Abacus is not just power in itself but supports number sense (place value, and algebraic operations) concentration, patience, memory and judgment that in return increases brain development and concentration.
In providing Abacus instruction, our goal is to encourage students to succeed. When a child experiences success, they naturally grow in confidence and self-esteem, as well as their desire to continue the pursuit of that success. What’s more, with our specialized instruction, our hope for your child is to build a solid and strong foundation of Mental Mathematics, concentration, problem solving, discipline, and confidence. These are skills for life!
***Fall Enrollment ends on August 18. Spaces are limited. Visit our school and schedule a free assessment today
My children have learned abacus from JAMS for couple of years. It's not only helped them with their math facts but also focus, attention to detail, discipline and perseverance. Homework can be challenging at times especially at higher levels but that what makes them successful. They both like Sensei Miwako very much. She is tough but also has a great sense of humor.
Our daughter has been learning Abacus from Sensei since she was 4.5 yrs old. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say JAMS has done wonders to our daughter in many fronts. First and foremost, JAMS has taught her how to think math and solving using Anzan immediately when she starts hearing any numbers in conversation, at farmers markets, grocery stores etc. where she applies Anzan instinctively. JAMS has taught our daughter discipline and the ability to focus and concentrate for extended periods of time. Her ability to do math at middle school level while she is still having years in her elementary school has got her school mates surprised and in awe. One quote from her upper elementary school mates was "Wow, that was quick !!" after our daughter immediately replied to a math question pertaining to years (question was something like how many years has it been since one of the first mexican civilizations came up around 9400 BC).
When my daughter started at abacus JAMS, she was very weak in math. She could finish a page of addition or subtraction in her English class. Because of sensei helped, she now able to do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as well. Because of sensei helped, my daughter was more concentrate and focus on her homework more. I cannot thank sensei enough because Sensei make a huge impact on my daughter’s success. My daughter now is rated top of her class not only in math but every subject as well.