Cognitive Development

UCMAS is much more than just developing number skills.


Using Math as a medium and Abacus as a tool, this program will help develop basic cognitive skills and cognitive executive functions of your child. Cognitive skills are the core skills your brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention. Working together, they take incoming information and move it into the bank of knowledge your child uses every day at school, and in life.

UCMAS child development program uses an army of cognitive skill development techniques which you can read bout here under the Training Methods & Learning Styles sections of the website.

This ensures that your child develops these skills rapidly in the first few years of life and build on them progressively throughout grade school. These crucial skills will enable your child to process sensory information and eventually learn to evaluate, analyze, remember, make comparisons and understand cause and effect.


Although some cognitive skill development is related to a child’s genetic makeup, most cognitive skills are learned. That means thinking and learning skills can be improved with practice and the right training.

Several eminent professors and leading experts have conducted studies in collaboration with some of the world's leading universities to reinstate the effectiveness of UCMAS Abacus Program.

UCMAS can proudly attest for the fact that we develop the following skills in children among several others. It''s taken several years to craft the program in a manner that children have fun while improving their cognitive abilities as well. We at UCMAS have shortened it as COMIC JARS for easy referencing!

A video presentation for COMIC JARS - Skills that the UCMAS Abacus Program develops in children 4-13 years of age.



UCMAS incorporates speed and accuracy in the program, due to which children get trained for immense concentration during the classroom sessions. They form the constant habit focusing on verbal number instructions, flashing of cards and visual reading of numbers done by their teachers.




Quizzing children on flash cards, trains them to build on observation skills. With the emphasis on rapid image recognition and calculation with the Abacus the brain behaves like a scanner, which scans the surroundings and follows the hand-eye coordination thus makes a child more observant.




In UCMAS, students are trained on the physical and the visual Abacus to quickly identify the numbers, form the corresponding image in their mind, apply the formula that has been retained in memory and calculate the answer. With consistent practice, UCMAS enhances long-term memory power in a child.



Imagination leads to invention. UCMAS uses the concept of semi-image on the Abacus. This helps students to visualize and convert the digits into images using the tangible beads of the Abacus. Later, they are able calculate visually and again process them back into written form of numbers.




Creativity stems from a highly imaginative well-developed brain. In the UCMAS program, much of the calculation and finger movements use the left hand, which is controlled by the right side of the brain. This develops the right side of the brain and in turns improves their creative skills.



Judgment requires a balanced understanding, of perspectives and context of a particular subject. UCMAS teaches a student to apply logic and analyze the situation, strongly engaging left side of brain. This balanced approach ensures a good sense of judgment within a child.




Application means comprehending a situation and apply knowledge to give meaning to it. Comprehending with a good judgment will help a child with their application skills. UCMAS enhances all these skills through very systematic and scientific approach.



The UCMAS program triggers both sides of the brain by training children on the Abacus. With tools like flash cards and techniques like jumbled dictation & speedwriting, children apply formula recalling in their calculations helping strengthen their reasoning ability.




Success and self-confidence have an absolute interconnection. With UCMAS, children learn life-long skills, enhancing cognitive abilities and develop mental math techniques giving them a great sense of accomplishment and boosts their self-esteem and confidence levels.