Learn to Add and Subtract on the Abacus

Part 2: The Pull-5 and Break-5 Movements

This is the second part of a self-paced course where students learn to add and subtract on the abacus. Having completed Part 1: Sum to 9 on the Abacus, kids are ready to learn the pull-5 and break-5 movements. This is a great time to get to know the abacus better by trying to go through questions without looking at the abacus. When they have mastered pull-5 and break-5 they can move on to Part 3: The Borrow and Carry Movements.