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Does anyone know how to use an abacus?

I learned how to use one for math in school, as a blind student, and it still comes in handy for me. Does anyone else know how to use one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abacus

 
Ballad

Asked by Ballad at 3:15 AM on Apr. 13, 2013 in

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Answers (7)
  • Yes. My stepdad is an electrical engineer and had one from his college days that he showed me and my siblings when we were in highschool and using calculators to do what he used to have to do manually.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 11:07 AM on Apr. 13, 2013

  • I do! It was a standard part of our schooling when I was a child!
    winterglow

    Answer by winterglow at 4:36 AM on Apr. 13, 2013

  • We use on in the Montessori school I work at. My 5 year old can use one!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:15 AM on Apr. 13, 2013

  • Sadly, no, I don't. I think I have a basic idea of how one works, but I don't actually know how to use one to the point that I could sit down and use it right now without any help.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 7:53 AM on Apr. 13, 2013

  • Yes
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 8:38 AM on Apr. 13, 2013

  • I could use one 35 years ago.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 9:04 AM on Apr. 13, 2013

  • No not really, but I've always wanted one.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:32 AM on Apr. 13, 2013

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