Abakidz in the News

Expanding old-school way of doing math in Englewood (NorthJersey.com)

July 9th, 2015

The Englewood Public School District is incorporating Abakidz into 2 grades for the 2015-2016 school year after this year's successful pilot program. 

Grieco Elementary 80 Day Challenge Showcase (The Korean Channel TV, from 11:00 to 13:30) 

June 15th, 2015

Grieco Elementary students who participated in Master Lee's 80 Day Challenge showcase their new skills at the 3rd grade Moving Up Ceremony. 

Englewood Students Do Old-School Math (NorthJersey.com)

November 27th, 2014

Englewood Public School District introduces Abakidz as a new pilot program at the Dr. John Grieco Elementary School. 

Add It Up: How One Small Teaching Adjustment Boosted Achievement 8 Percent (Center for Childhood Creativity)

September 30, 2014

Research shows children trained on the abacus scored, on average, 8% higher than children who only received standard math training. 

Abacus master sets three world records at Englewood high school (Northern Valley Suburbanite)

August 7, 2014

Master Lee attempted and broke three mental calculation records on July 31 during the last day of the EPSD Summer Bridge Program at Dwight Morrow High School.

Math Program Goes Back To The Abacus (Queens Tribune)

August 7, 2014

Tactile Brain’s Abakidz class at Bayside’s New York Academy teaches advanced math skills to 5-10 year olds, using one of the oldest calculation tools: the abacus.

Master Lee Breaks Mental Calculation World Record (The Bergen Record)

August 1, 2014

On July 31, 2014, Master Lee had 10 chances to beat the world record in adding ten sets of ten 10-digit numbers. She shattered the record on her first try, setting a new record of 1 minute and 40 seconds. The previous record, set in 2013 by Naofumi Ogasawara of Japan, was 2 minute and 51 seconds.

Englewood Bridge Program Nearly Doubles in Size (Northern Valley Suburbanite)

July 31, 2014

Master Jeonghee Lee ran an Abakidz course during the Summer Bridge program at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, NJ.