Course Description - Tots

The Aloha Programme

ALOHA is a mental development programme designed specifically for children ages 5 to 13. The program uses the abacus as a key instrument for teaching Mental Arithmetic, enabling the development of the right hemisphere of the brain, a key instrument for the teaching of Mental Arithmetic. In this hemisphere resides the ability of visual memory, concentration and orientation, control of nonverbal aspects of communication, and intuition.

ALOHA Mental Arithmetic classes are available ONLINE (all levels) or physical in Ongard Comunity Centre, Dublin 15 only for Level 1 students 

Course Information

Tots Junior Cycle – Level 1-4

Tots PRO Cycle – Level 5-10

Term: 17 weeks per Level

Children Age: 5 – 8 years old
Class: 2 consecutive hours per week
Levels: 1 level per term and 2 levels per academic year
Homework:  Daily Practice 10-15 minutes per day
Assessment:   End of each Level January and June
Certification:  

  • Every Level 
  • Programme Completion Certificate

 

Class Structure

Initial GamesBrain Gym
Brain Breaks
1010
IntroductionSpeed Test
Number Dictation
Flashcards
1010
IArithmetics (abacus, hands)Oral review,
Book A,
Book review A and B
Orals of the day
4040
BreakAway from Screen1010
Middle GamesBrain Gym
Brain Breaks
55
Mental Arithmetic OnlyOral Mental
Book A Mental
1515
Final GamesALOHA Challenge
Kahoot / Games
1010
1010

Grading and Assessment

  •  A minimum of 60% is required to successfully pass the level.
  •  Assessments will be carried out in centralized assessment locations twice per year in January and June, or online during the pandemic restrictions.
  •   On successful completion of the Assessment students is issued with a Level Diploma in a 30 working days period after completion of assessment 

Class Content per Level

Junior Cycle

Level 1 – 4 :

Level 1 Content

  • Introduction to Abacus usage
  • Introduction to Mental Theory
  • Addition and subtraction from 1 to 9

          EX: 2 + 5 + 2 -7 = ?

Level 2  NEW Content

  • Addition and subtraction from 1 to 99

          EX: 38 + 51 – 78 = ?

Level 3  NEW Content

  • Introduction to the multiplication tables: tables 1 to 5

Level 4  NEW Content

  •   2 x 1 and 3 x 1 digit multiplications:
  •   tables 1 to 5

            EX: 643 x 3 = ? 

  • Introduction to tables from 6 to 9 
  • 2 + 1 digit divisions

          EX: 27 ÷3 = ? 

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PRO Cycle

Level 5 – 10

Level 5 NEW Content

  •  2 and 3 digit addition and subtraction   

           Ex: 563 – 421 + 314 = ?

  • 3 x 1 digit multiplication:
  • tables 1 to 9 

          Ex: 882 x 6 = ?

  • Divisions of 3÷1 digits

          Ex: 847 ÷ 7 = ?

Level 6  NEW Content  

  • 4 x 1 digit multiplication

           EX: 6696 x 4 = ?

  • 4 / 1 digit division

          EX: 3486 ÷ 3 = ?

Level 7  NEW Content 

  •  4 digit addition and subtraction

          EX: 8325 – 2537 + 6278 = ?

  •  3 digit decimals

           Ex: 34,8 + 16,6 = ?

  • 2 x 2 digit multiplication

          EX: 93 x 65 = ?

  • 3 ÷ 2 digit divisions

      Ex. 392÷ 98 = ?

Level 8  NEW Content  

  • 3 x 2 digit multiplication

          EX.: 924 x 86 = ?

  • Fractions addition and subtraction

          EX: 4/15 + 7/15= ?

Level 9  NEW Content 

  • 4 digit decimals

          Ex. 46,27 + 78,78 = ?

  • 4 x 2 digit multiplication

          Ex: 3946 x 46 = ?

  • 4÷2 and 5÷2 digit divisions

          Ex: 83312 ÷ 72 = ?

  • Fractions multiplication and division

          Ex: 23/48 ÷ 69/92 = ?

  • Powers

          Ex: 52² = ?

Level 10  NEW Content 

  • 5 digit addition and subtraction

          Ex: 56629 + 500 – 4488 = ?

  • 5 digit decimal

          Ex: 393,47 + 41,29 – 42,91 = ?

  • 4 digit Square roots

          Ex: √8836 = ?

  • Percentages

          Ex. 33% of 500 = ?

  • Combinations of arithmetic operations

          Ex: 9 x (56 + 31 – 17) ÷ 7 = ?