Membership / Network:
IQ Abacus Math & Language School is a registered member of the US Mental Math Federation (USMMF), a governing organization for mental math in the United States. In addition, IQ Abacus Math & Language School maintains a close relationship with several other organizations in the world including Taiwan Chamber of Commerce, Pan Pacific Abacus & Mental Arithmetic, etc. Through the network, the professional information and techniques can be exchanged quickly and remain up-to-date.
All of our abacus teachers will be trained and certified following the guidelines set forth in the US Mental Math Federation (USMMF), a governing organization for mental math in the United States.
Teachers of the other programs are at least college graduated and have a degree of Bachelor and above from an accredited college or university.
Certification for Students:
IQ Abacus Math & Language School is a registered member of the US Mental Math Federation (USMMF), a governing organization for mental math in the United States. Our students will participate in the twice a year certification exams conducted by the USMMF. If the exam is passed according to the preset standards, the results will be certified and can be verified on the USMMF web site.
Scholarship for Students:
Our students will be eligible of applying for scholarships if they pass the certification exams for Level 3 and higher, according to the requirements from US Mental Math Federation (USMMF).
IQ Abacus' goal is to help students be proficient in mathematics at school and beyond. Our students are not only fluent in computations, they learn comprehensively in all math strands. In addition to the set curriculum, we believe that competitions challenge and inspire students to want to learn more mathematics. In math competitions, students will be in touch with higher level thinking problems that are dynamic, "untraditional", and "outside of the box". Unfortunately, not many schools offer the opportunities of math competitions due to lack of either the desire from school management or a capable coach.
Our mental math students are encouraged to participate in the annual "Speedy Math" competition conducted by the US Mental Math Federation. In addition, IQ Abacus forms math teams of Grades 2 and up for various math competitions. For students Grade 5 and younger, we would like them to enter the semi-formal math competition like OnLineMathLeague.com to accumulate experiences in a math contest setting and learn test-taking strategies, in addition to be in touch with problems beyond textbooks. Our ultimate targets are Grade 6 students and older because they are eligible for two very prestigious math competitions nation- and world-wide. The American Mathematics Contest (AMC 8, 10, and 12) and MATHCOUNTS attract hundreds of thousands of Grades 6 to 12 students every year. Many colleges ask for the competition scores and some even offer scholarships. We hope by offering the training and platforms of the contests, students will be more motivated in active learning mathematics and enter ideal colleges for future promising careers.