Welcome to SAI Speed Math Academy

Welcome to School Academics Integrated (SAI) Speed Math Academy, where we help your child comprehend and establish strong mind math skills. We use the soroban, a Japanese abacus, as our tool to help children understand and build valuable mind math skills that stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Math involves logic, thinking and following rules of operation while doing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These are functions of the left hemisphere of the brain. Mind math, called anzan, also requires imagining, or visualizing, skills. These are functions of the right hemisphere of the brain. Visualizing the abacus and imagining the beads move develops and strengthens these skills. In anzan, children combine the tasks of constructing an abacus in their minds, pondering the problem, calculating, creating an image of the result, thinking, following abacus rules, and more; all of which stimulates and keep their whole brain and mind active.