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Soroban: Lesson 1

Subject: Maths
Level: Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2
Age: 5-7 years / 7-11 years
Resource Type: Presentations / Lesson Plans / Worksheets / Other

Introduction to the Soroban

In the first lesson, students will be introduced to the Japanese abacus and learn how it works. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • To understand what a soroban is and how it is used.
  • To understand that a soroban can represent large and small numbers.
  • To identify and represent numbers 1-9 on a soroban.

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