About PowerMath

The aim of PowerMath Mental Arithmetic is to provide a well-rounded education in an interesting and lively way so as to develop your children's concentration, thinking, memory, observance, reading and writing abilities.



Registration Form

To register, please complete the registration form above (mouse over "Registration Form" for downloadable PDF) and send it to PowerMath Headquarters to the attention of the teacher in whose class you wish to enroll your child(ren). The fax number for PowerMath Milpitas is (408) 263-7966, and the mailing address is 1363 Jacklin Rd., Milpitas, CA 95035. Please call if you have any questions.


Click on the above to learn more about the people that make PowerMath so great!

PowerMath Rules

Please click above to learn more about our basic classroom policies. These are being updated, so check back often! As always, if you have any questions, please do ask your teacher!

Mental Math

Mental Math = Mental Arithmetic! It's a process by which you've transferred the skills you learned on the abacus into your head (in a nutshell). Mental arithmetic is generally much quicker than Abacus because you are no longer encumbered with the motion of physically moving the beads. Mental arithmetic can be astoundingly fast. Please check back to learn more as we continue to update our site.

Measuring Learning Success

Everybody learns at a different pace. Every child learns differently. To provide a general guide in marking progress, PowerMath students are encouraged to register for the Annual Assessment Test sponsored by the Chinese American Abacus Association. This test is held every year in May and measures your level competency in either abacus or mental arithmetic in international standards.

Levels of Achievement

There are essentially twenty levels in the world of abacus and mental arithmetic. And they are different. Abacus levels can be more difficult because you get to use the physical abacus for calculation, whereas in mental arithmetic, as the name implies, it�s all in your head.

External Link:"Abacus: The Art of Calculating with Beads"

The link above will take you to Mr. Luis Fernandes' pages describing the abacus. He was selected as an award winner by "Scientific American" in 2003. Mr. Fernandes is a Support Engineer at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

History of the Abacus

Wikipedia entry on the Abacus!

Tutoring Program

We have connected parents/students with tutors for students' tutoring needs beyond the realm of abacus and mental arithmetic. Many of our tutors are former/current high-level PowerMath students or alumni at a high-school level, university level or beyond. If you are interested in extracurricular tutoring for your child(ren), please contact PowerMath HQ and leave a message with information regarding the student who will be receiving the tutorial aid, the subject, and the level of tutor you are seeking.