UCMAS Gujarat

Cognitive Skills Development Program for your child


Cognitive Skills Enhanced by UCMAS Abacus Training

UCMAS is much more than 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 which uses an army of cognitive skill development techniques like speed writing, flash cards, listening exercises, basic exercises, etc. 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

Over the years (since 1993), UCMAS program has trained millions of children worldwide and have been researched upon successfully by some of the top global universities like Harvard, Stanford, University of California San Diego (UCSD), Univ. of Chicago, University of Khartoum (Sudan), University of Manchester (UK), University of Ulster (Northern Ireland, UK), Omdurman Islamic University (Sudan), Dongola University (Sudan), etc. 

UCMAS promotes whole brain development by stimulating both sides of the brain using an innovative mental arithmetic program utilizing the Abacus as a teaching tool. By learning to perform mental calculations quickly and accurately, students aged 4-13 expand their mental capacity and develop skills such as multitasking, time management, memory, concentration and problem solving – skills that are crucial to success in all areas of study and in daily life.

UCMAS not only leads to greater student proficiency and confidence in mathematics; it also builds the framework for children to develop fundamental learning skills essential to actively succeed in school and in every avenue of their daily life.

UCMAS applies innovative pedagogical techniques developed by program specialists that include child development experts and child psychologists to leverage educational trends and to maintain a world-class quality program that deliver the maximum benefit to our students.

Our exciting classes and energetic instructors ensure that our students have fun as they learn! Since 1993, UCMAS has helped over one million children around the world Discover the Genius Within.

Global research papers on UCMAS

Over the years, research on the effects of using Abacus as a tool for gaining mastery over Mental Arithmetic has always intrigued research scientists world over. Below, please find some interesting research documents for your study. Some of these have been done exclusively on UCMAS and others are on Abacus and Mental Arithmetic.



Representing exact number visually using mental abacus - Dr David Barner (University of California - San Diego) & Dr Michael Frank (Stanford University, California)

Effects of Abacus training on the intelligence of Sudanese children - Dr Omar Khaleefa, University of Khartoum, UCMAS Sudan Advisor

Language, Space and Exact Number: The case of Mental Abacus computation - Dr David Barner, University of Toronto

The increase of intelligence in Sudan - Dr Omar Khaleefa, University of Khartoum, UCMAS Sudan Advisor



Performance of expert abacus operators - Dr Giyoo Hatano, Dokkyo University, Japan

How to expert abacus operators process imagery - Dr Shinsuke Hishitani, Seinan Gakuin University, Japan

Effects of Abacus expertise on number representation - Dr Kevin F Miller, University of Illinois, USA

Superior digit memory of abacus experts: An event related functional MRI study - Dr Satoshi Tanaka, Sophia University, Japan

Effects of skill training on working memory capacity - Dr Yuh-Shiow Lee, University of Taiwan