How do we overcome the linguistic hinderance? Abacus is a non-linguistic remedy, it converts numbers into image of beads on rods. It visually conceptualizes base-10 structure, not linguistically. It’s success has been replicated in the West and reported in CBC news.
California State University Channel Islands presents a 2-hour Taste of Abacus at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at 10am on Nov. 7, 2017. The registration information is available at OLLI.