# Welcome to

• ## Sunrise

Your child is capable of amazing things. Our program of Mental Arithmetic is a great foundation for his/her future success.

## Intensive training

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Can math be fun and easy for those who struggle with it at school? Yes! Can those who are good at math excel to even higher levels? Yes! Is it possible for your child to start ENJOYing math? Yes!

Sunrise Mental Math Club method of Arithmetic is based on a Japanese abacus, Soroban which enhances the integration of the left right hemispheres of a child's brain and develops such cognitive skills as memory, attention, focus, and logical reasoning. Using Soroban, your child is learning how to visualize numbers and quickly perform mental calculations that many children can't even do on the paper.

Sunrise Mental Math Classes are interesting and fun! Engaging activities, competitions, spacial puzzles and logic games, Rubik's cube and many other fun activities help your child to have positive experiences and enjoy the learning process. Sunrise Mental Math Club will give your child a great start today for their success in the future!

# And at the end of all – Mental Math is so much fun!

• ## Better personal and academic performance

Mental Arithmetic is relevant for our children today for their success in the future. So often we can hear our children’s response to more complex math: “We’re allowed to use a calculator in class.” It’s almost like a “comfort blanket” that keeps them from growing to more advanced/efficient levels of math. Soroban, a Japanese Abacus is a great tool to reduce their dependency on a calculator as growing individuals and adults in the future. It perfectly fits with the base-10 number system and provides a systematic method to follow while performing calculations mentally. Introducing the Soroban to the kids is an easy and fun task that yet requires the correct order and regular practice. Once children adopt the pattern of Soroban into their minds they love what they can do with it and reap the benefits of Mental Math! And they become so good at it!

• ## Arithmetic skills

How does Mental Math Work? We all know that children like patterns and Soroban (a Japanese abacus which our program is based on has a particular pattern that fits a child’s brain so well that with continuous and structured use of Soroban and visualization techniques, a child adopts the pattern of the abacus and does numeric manipulations by visualizing the abacus in his or her mind. It greatly improves such cognitive skills as memory, critical thinking, logic, visual memory, ability to focus, reasoning and other. Visual, auditory and motor skills techniques enhance a child’s brain capability to absorb new information and acquire new learning skills. Also this method helps a child to unload their short-term memory quicker by transferring gained knowledge and skills into a long-term memory due to direct mind- body connection, which allows him/her to move up to higher levels of math, improves spelling and reading and as mentioned before a number of very important cognitive skills and personal performance.

• ## Concentration

Abacus Mental Math is for those who struggle and those who excel in math. Abacus math will help children who struggle with math to improve their math skills and to learn to ENJOY it. For those who are good at math Abacus Math will be an accelerator for to do even more complex mathematical operations and advance to higher math levels.

• ## Comprehension of all other subjects

And at the end of all – Mental Math is so much fun! In the classroom setting, your child will do individual work as well as work in a group. Children will be motivated by their peers and the teacher to perform their tasks better and faster when it’s time for competition! Having an individual approach to every child is one of the key aspects that doesn’t leave a single student behind. The program is balanced and arranged individually for every student. We mix things up by having a Rubik’s cube club, puzzles time, day camps and thematic fun days that benefit the children while having fun and improving their various skills as individuals.

# F.A.Q.

### Why does my child need to be able to do Mental Arithmetic if he/she can use a calculator ?

Our program is focused on intellectual development with the help of Abacus Mental Arithmetic. The goal of the course is development of such intellectual and cognitive skills as memory, comprehension, listening skills, critical thinking, concentration, logic and math skills as one of the results. These skills are used daily in so many areas of our life.

### How much time does it take for a child to do homework?

It takes 10-15 minutes a day with the minimum of a parent's help.

### How will Mental Arithmetic affect my child's math at school?

Our program complements the Common Core and makes it easier for a child to understand school math. We also need to remember that Abacus Mental Arithmetic doesn't teach solely math skills. It's an intensive and complex program that helps your child to improve such skills as memory, critical thinking n.v g, number sense, visualization, listening skills and other. These skills play a big role in comprehension of any other subject, including school math.

### How long does it take to fin9sh the program?

Our program consists of 7 levels. Each level requires 12-15 weeks of classes that are held once a week. It takes about 2 years to accomplish all 7 levels. Starting the program you have to commit to 1 level at a time. Your child will benefit from each level tremendously.

### Is Sunrise Mental Math Club an afterschool program?

Yes. We have classes in the afternoon and in the evenings which makes it available for working parents. We also have classes in the mornings for homeschoolers. In the summer we offer summer sessions. Parents can choose a group and the time that fits their summer schedule the most.

# Feedback

### Miki Cron

My daughter loves math and was very excited to start mental math. She is always excited to show me the new skills she has learned and even brought her abacus on vacation to show her grandparents. She was struggling with spelling before she started mental math. I hoped that the skills she used to do the math mentally would also help her with remembering her spelling words. It worked!!! She immediately started showing improvement in her spelling and reading skills.

### Lexi Swaby

My kids were nervous about starting mental math but once they had their first class they were so excited to keep doing it! Most of the time I don’t even have to tell them to do their mental math homework - they just get it out and work on it a little each day all on their own. My daughter likes for me to quiz her in front of her friends because she’s so proud of what she can do. Both my kids took their abacus to school for show and tell and their teachers and classmates thought it was so cool!

# Contacts

## E-mail

info@sunrisementalmathclub.com

## Locations for classes

Imagination Station
600 N 4th St, Lafayette, IN 47901,

Faith West Community Center
1920 Northwestern Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906,

Faith East Community Center
5572 Mercy Way, Lafayette, IN 47905

More locations are available by request.