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The Abacus Project

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The DRANREF Foundation

1300 I St NW

Suite 400E

Washington, DC 20015

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THE ABACUS PROJECT

Presented by: The DRANREF Foundation

The Abacus Project invites teachers and students to explore Asian culture through one of the world’s oldest calculators, the Japanese abacus. Students build an abacus using colorful beads and craft sticks and discover the ancient number system. They perform basic math operations and watch calculations come to life through strategic bead movement. This activity blends art with problem solving, making it an engaging experience for students at all skill levels. This Professional Development workshop trains teacher on the use of the abacus and on prepares them to successfully implement the lesson in their classroom. All materials are included.

Dates: October 23, 2019; November 20 2019; December 18, 2019

Time: 4PM - 6PM

Length of Event: 2 hours

Location: 1300 I St NW, Suite 400E, Washington DC 20015

Discipline: World Languages/Global Studies, Math, General Arts Integration

Curriculum:

National Core Arts Standards:
• Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
• Anchor Standard 11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.
Common Core Math Standards:
• CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
• CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively
• CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7 Look for and make use of structure.

Grades: K - 5th

Tickets: 8 per date

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The DRANREF Foundation

1300 I St NW

Suite 400E

Washington, DC 20015

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