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The 4th “Shenmo Cup” Little Mental Arithmetic Doctor International Tournament
2013-12-10 11:53:19





On Jun 12th, 2013, a auspicious award ceremony was held in Beijing National Convention Centre. Thousands of children from all over the world were standing on the podium, which were the winners of the Final of “Shenmo Cup” World Championship of Mental Arithmetic Little Doctors. In this international venue adjoined to the National Stadium, we witnessed the brilliance of thousands of elite children on abacus mental arithmetic.

Leaders and honored guests from the National People’s Congress, China Association for Promoting Democracy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, China Association for Non-Government Education, China Association for Promoting Traditional Culture, China Association of Abacus and Mental Arithmetic, World Association of Abacus and Mental Arithmetic, China Academy of Management Science, National Institute of Education Sciences, People’s Armed Police Institute in Beijing, Beijing Abacus Association, American Academy of Neuroscience, Korean Science and Methmatics Association for Abacus Arithmetic and Mental Arithmetic, and Chinese Montessori Society attended this award ceremony. Mr. Zuoshu Wang (the vice-chairman of the China Association for Promoting Democracy, president of the China Association for Non-Government Education, and standing committee member of the National People’s Congress), Mr. Xianjue Ding (the president of the China Association of Abacus and Mental Arithmetic and honored president of the World Joint Association of Abacus and Mental Arithmetic) and Mr. Fuchang Guo (the former full-time committee member of the State Education Commission and the vice supervisor of National Education) made a speech for the ceremony. The other guests also included headmasters and cooperating organizations from Shenmo branch schools of America, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, Philippine, etc. and specialists of education circles from all around the world.

The 4th “Shenmo Cup” World Championship of Mental Arithmetic Little Doctors was sponsored by Quality-Oriented Education Research Institution of China Academy of Management Science, undertaken by Beijing Shenmo Education Institution. Through 2 months of selection of competetion, more than one thousand of contestants from 260 domestic representative teams and 7 international representative teams won from the millions of contestants of preliminary and got the chance to participate the Final in Beijing, and went to attend the award ceremony held in the Beijing National Convention Centre the next day.


The contestants of this competition were between 4~12 years old. Even though the young age, they showed excellent arithmetic ability and mathematics talent. Facing lines of dazzling calculation questions, contestants rolled their eyes, slided the beads rapidly, and got the answer in a flash. Their calculation speed was much more fast than that of grown-ups using computer, which was breathtaking.


On Jun 11th, the Final was held in the Beijing National Convention Centre. After teachers’ checking overnight, finally they ranked the winners of special prize and first prize of groups, and special prize, first prize and second prize of individuals.


The result of this competition showed that children strong at abacus mental arithmetic could have excellent performance on calculation and memory, and could make a figure in competetion among the children of the same age. The wisdom essence of Chinese civilization, abacus arithmetic culture, is shining with a fresh image in the new time.