The first school was opened in Dnepr, Ukraine and the first computer program «Grandpa Soroban» was developed in the same time. This online program is used for daily trainings (15-20 minutes of homework to form ability to count via images). The first teachers of Soroban school were Olga Rashevskaia, Vladimir Fediai, Nataliia Bilenko. The first journalists’ attention. The first mental arithmetic tournament was held and got wide city press coverage. Yurii Novoselov, the author of Soroban mental counting school methods of teaching, was thanked by the mayor for his contribution to the city’s development.
The registration of Soroban brand name. Opening Soroban schools in Zaporozhie and Novomoskovsk. The first citywide mental arithmetic tournaments.
Opening Soroban schools in Svetlovodsk, Melitopol, Vyshgorod, Belaia Tserkov, Rovno, Borispol, Brovary, Bucha, Irpen, Vasilkov, Vishnevoe,Obuhov, Nikopol, Ismail, Yuzhnyi, Kherson, Kirovograd (Kropivnitskii), Lutsk, Kovel, Zhytomer, Ivano-Frankovsk, Ternopol, Khmelnitsii, Chernovtsy, Poltava, Kremenchuk, Cherkasy, Uzhgorod, Mukachevo, Vinnitsa, Mariupol, Nikolaev, Sumy, Pavlograd, Aleksandriai, Stryi, Dneprodzherzhynsk (Kamenskoe). Soroban school students have taken part in various competitions and succeed in such competitions as “Prince and Princess” in Lutsk, regional and city festivals demonstrating his/ her achievements in mental arithmetic and other activities. “Grandpa Soroban” online application was launched in GooglePlay and App Store. Its purpose is to make the process of doing the homework more interesting and minimize parents’ control. The program itself controls the homework automatically. When you do 3 and 5 sums one after the other without mistakes Grandpa Soroban dances with excitement. It encourages children to be more responsible doing their homework to see the dance again. The application allows to do homework using any mobile device if there is internet connection. The first time ever in the history of mental arithmetic the group 55+ was opened for elders. Prior to that, nobody’s done it using visual abacus. In Japan elders count on the actual abacus, but our school has been the only one in the world to teach elders how to visualize the counting, using updated mental counting methods of teaching.
Opening Soroban schools in Poland and Moldova. Mental arithmetic methods of teaching are becoming more and more popular in Ukraine. Schools were opened in Uman, Kamenets-Podolskii, Cherigov, Novaia Kahovka, Kahovka, Boyarka, Pokrovsk, Drogobych, Stryi, Zholtye Vody, Berdichev, Kramatorsk. The revolutionary breakthrough in the world’s education system! The new technologies of artificial intelligence have been implemented in Soroban school training program. It defines and analyzes all sums the student does and forms the homework automatically according to the level of the new topic simulation. The level of the task complication increases and in such a way that the student moves to the new level gradually. In 2017 Alexei, the student of Soroban school, set the record. He counted 10 three-digit numbers with speed 0.9 second, “Flash+”, all topics.
Opening schools in Estonia. The new Soroban application released.
Opening Soroban School in Canada.
Getting started on electronic abacus is an invention of Yuri Novosyolov.