Daily training of Soroban requires a full use of eyes and fingers. This helps boost the function of the right brain in particular, by developing the skill of freely moving the Soroban counters with its image, and the left brain by reading and writing the numbers, and calculate. It is favorable to start this exercise from one's young ages to expect for effective stimulation to boost the brain activity.
Through the training process of Soroban, a high sense of numbers can be gained, as well as the ability of mental calculation. Early start of the Soroban training will help a child to have a positive attitude toward numbers without feeling dislike.
The benefit of Soroban training is not limited to development of a high sense of numbers, or the ability of mental calculation. It will also help build the strong mentalities, such as the ability to focus, which is required to complete all calculation within a certain period of time, good retention due to carefulness to remember mistakes inadvertently made in the calculation process, and perseverance to work through all numbers with calmness.
Mental Calculation and Flush Calculation