Mental math center to add more branches this year

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 29 2015 07:38 PM | Updated as of Mar 30 2015 05:15 PM

MANILA - Abacus-based mental arithmetic learning center CMA Philippines is gearing to add 10 more branches across the country this year.

CMA focuses on training the mental capacity of students in resolving mathematical operations via the use of the abacus.

“CMA adopts a two-hand abacus mental arithmetic method in teaching its students. This distinct method puts the spotlight on total brain development — the perfect synergy of the right and left sides of the brain. And this is what makes CMA one of a kind,” CMA Philippines chief executive Anthony Esguerra said in a statement.

CMA Philippines currently has 15 branches, 13 of which are in Metro Manila, while there is one each in Iloilo City and Cagayan de Oro City.

“Our vision for CMA Philippines is to equip future leaders of our nation, one child at a time. I believe CMA is the best educational foundation our Filipino students need,” Esguerra said.

Children as young as three years old can already be admitted into the program. Adults aged up to over 80 years old are also encouraged to enroll.

A 10-session module costs P4,500. If after the 10 sessions the student is unable to learn the method, the center offers a money-back guarantee.

Esguerra said this is because the center guarantees that on the first two sessions, students already know the CMA method.

The CMA method was developed by CMA founder Master Tai Chiang Ching, who was honored as the World’s Best Mental Arithmetic Trainer in 1991.

CMA currently has branches in China, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Egypt, Taiwan, India, Sudan, Malaysia, the US, New Zealand, Singapore and Indonesia.