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Complete sim of an abacus, and it even translates the bead positions into a numerical representation. Includes tutorials on adding and subtracting with an abacus, as well as info on the history and cultural background of the tool. Source code freely available.
Material Type: Tutorial
Date Added to MERLOT: November 11, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 28, 2013
Send email to elf@ee.ryerson.ca
Submitter: Doug Holton


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  • User review 3.5 average rating
  • User Rating: 3.5 user rating
  • Discussion (2 Comments)
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for chris coakley
4 years ago

chris coakley (Student)

Intersting site and getting more fluid in browsing sites. I was mainly interested in the history of the abacus and this site directed me in just what I wanted to find out.

Technical Remarks:

Very easy to navigate to, and very simple to understand the history of the ancient mathmatical tool. This site shows how far in a very short ammount of time, as wellas, the appreciation of my calculator.
Time spent reviewing site: 15-20 minutes.

Avatar for alicia paur
6 years ago

alicia paur

Demasiado simple, existen dos entradas para el mismo Objeto de Aprendizaje, el segundo Objeto de Aprendizaje no responde al link que tiene

Technical Remarks:

el abaco no muestra el número ingresado completamente (solo las dos primeras cifras)