IMPROVE YOUR MATHS ABILITY WITH ABAGILITY!ABAGILITY MATHS CLUB
WHAT WE DO
Abagility Maths Club offers tuition in the techniques of the Japanese Soroban (abacus). Our tuition provides a visual and practical method to learning mental arithmetic and teaches the practical application of the skill in day to day school maths.
Abagility is a well rounded programme which also includes school type maths like word problems, time, money, fractions, spider sums, graphs, brain teasers, puzzles to enhance logical and critical thinking, and much more. The programme extends and enhances the maths ability of all children.
we aim to
- Deliver enjoyable lessons in a caring and disciplined manner.
- Ensure that all learning objectives are met in the classroom and at home.
- Add value to, and make a lasting difference to each one of our student’s lives.
Member of the Abacus Maths Soroban Association of South Africa
(affiliated to Tomoe Soroban Co. in Japan)
What Parents are Saying
Tracy and her team have been professional, dedicated and committed to the children’s development. This extra curricular has been a worthwhile investment in my children’s education!
Sadiyya (Durban – KZN)
Primarily, maths is about rules and Abagility reinforces that. But along with the improvement in maths skills comes a multi-disciplined approach that increases focus ability and concentration.
The competitions are tough but fun and the children love participating, which is obviously a huge plus for children to learn to operate under pressure (time constraints) as well as set goals for themselves.
The rewards for hard work are tangible and representing South Africa by competing overseas has been a massive highlight and opportunity for one daughter, and a motivation for the other.
I cannot praise Abagility Maths more highly as a wonderful, but more importantly, hugely valuable programme for children. Every child should be given the opportunity to be a part of Abagility Maths and to benefit from the incredibly powerful set-up that Tracy Hauptfleisch has put together so successfully.
Michael Marnewick (Durban – KZN)
Thanks Abagility, Sally and Bertus Eksteen (Western Cape)
Your passion seemingly has rubbed off on her and she just loved attending your lessons on Wednesdays, even if she is off sick nothing would stop her from her Wednesday class with you and in fact your classes are a leisure break for her. She loves your classes so much that her father mentioned she dances when she gives the answers and that makes you even more extra special. At home she sings when doing her homework. It is obvious that maths is her favourite subject.
Tracy, both Kosi and I wish you all the best in your new endeavour and know that it will succeed because it is your commitment, leadership and passion that keeps everything together and you will be rewarded in the new venture. Your dedication and commitment to the task of educating our precious children is going to grow and grow exponentially and the future for these young ones is brighter and for this we thank you.
Stay blessed as you continue to help our country build a brighter future!
Kosi and Kaveri Padayachee (Durban North Central – KZN)
Ingrid Green (Upper Highway – KZN)
Linda Cottrell (Upper Highway – KZN)
For the first time my child can’t wait for Mondays to arrive so she can go to her Abagility classes after school!!! She does all her home work without mom begging to do so – and that before the weekend had even started! Sophi (5yrs) is so proud of what she can do yet and even started to “teach” her little sister (3yrs) how to use her abacus as a real “aunty Tracy “would do!! My child understands and enjoys the new way of abacus maths so much more and can’t wait for the next Monday to learn something new!
Thank you Tracy and team for teaching with so much effort and love and making every single child feel like a champion!
Ando Lochner (Upper Highway – KZN)
Often, I think that children develop a ‘mental block’ about maths, I certainly did at school and they lack the self-confidence to give of their best. Jesse’s participation has given him confidence and a love of mathematics.
My grandson is now in grade 5 and the new curriculum that Tracy is implementing has given Jesse a renewed interest. I often sit in at the end of a class and enjoy seeing the children” just wanting to do one more brainteaser or a few more flash cards.”
I wish Tracy all the best for her new venture and look forward to many more years of learning for my grandson under her expert guidance.
Tracy you are a STAR.
Ailsa Lennox (Durban North Central – KZN)
Lloyd remains inspired by Tracy, continues to work hard and hopes to complete 1st Kyu at the end of 2016.
Jill Milligan (Durban North Central – KZN)
There are so many benefits but here are a few: Confidence in working with numbers, not intimidated by figures or new mathematical subjects. There is an enthusiasm and excitement when doing problem solving questions. Another gain is the self-discipline and self-motivation that has evolved. With the ABAGILITY method the teachings are in line and relevant to the school’s CAPS system and therefore greatly adds value to the whole process.
Nathan’s school maths grades reflect the high standard of maths that has been acquired through attending classes.
Within the ABAGILITY classes the benefits are: the classes are small, have a healthy sense of competition are very motivating and FUN! It is also Tracy’s enthusiasm and sincere passion for the children and their accomplishments that contributes to the success.
Nathan even does maths now as a form of relaxation! It gets his brain into focus to be able to learn for other subjects!
The Ngugi Family (Upper Highway – KZN)
Mom (Durban North Central – KZN)
At that age she had no idea about Maths or adding numbers, so it was incredible to watch how quickly she picked up the concepts and within a couple of weeks she was clattering away at speed on her abacus.
The confidence this has given her, not only with Maths but just generally in life, is unbelievable.
By nature she is a shy and reserved child, and it was testimony to the program that a year after starting she was up on stage in front of several hundred people, doing a demonstration of her skills at the Regional Championship.
Thanks to the abacus maths programme she has an absolute love for and confidence with numbers that I know will stand her in good
stead for the rest of her life.
Ruth Hicks (Durban North – KZN)
The Braune Family (Rondebosch – W.Cape)
Fozia (Rondebosch – W.Cape)
Juanita Katzer (Durban North – KZN)
Lorraine and Heath MaClou (Durban North – KZN)
Claire Gatonby (Durban North – KZN)
I am writing to say a very big thank you to you and your team for you dedication towards my boys.
Both Joshua and Daniel have done so well in maths over the years.
Joshua was diagnosed with West Syndrome at 6 months old, the doctor told me that he would have learning complications.
This was never the case, he went to a standard pre-school and is now at Glenwood Prep, he has been doing Abagility since grade 2 and is currently one of the top students in his grade. I 100% believe that your program has contributed to his success at school, not only in maths but in all subjects. He has a better understanding and is able to work at a fast past. Joshua is due to start secondary school in the UK, in September and we are so confident that he will continue to do well.
A big thank you to Yzzil, who has been Joshua’s instructors throughout his years with Abagility.