Amazing Abacus Math Genius Kids

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago in Misc

Incredible Japanese whiz kids are human calculators.
There are 19 comments:
Male 31
Always sad to see once again math := adding up numbers. Now go proove Fermat`s Last Theorem with them!

So much this:
""Math geniuses" prove new theorems. This is a complete waste of time."
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Male 540
OK, I was about to add a snarky comment about the abacus being a calculator...but that`s actually pretty awesome.

It`s cool that they have a way to readily associate numbers in their mind with something physical, instead of just the pure abstraction of symbols. Abacus school could be pretty useful for a lot of students.
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Male 2,700
You cant be a human calculator if you are using a tool to help....

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Female 2,674
"You mean geniuses at math? "

They`re not geniuses at math. They`re geniuses at doing large calculations quickly without a calculator. The rest of us can do those large calculations with a calculator in approximately the same amount of time. It`s more impressive to watch them, sure, but that time could have been spent doing something that`s actually beneficial and not something that your average person with a calculator can do in approximately the same amount of time.
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Female 2,525
It`s not really "genius" if it`s something any child can be trained to do. I don`t really find anything impressive about kids who can perform a skill that they are taught and practice for hours a day.
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Male 215
"Math geniuses" prove new theorems. This is a complete waste of time.
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Male 10,440
I can calculate the first 8 million digits of pi in the time it takes to watch this video. Top that Japanese wiz kids.
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Male 360
nice.
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Male 15,832
My wife had to learn the abacus so she could teach it to a blind kid. It`s pretty amazing what you can do with them. She even showed me how to extract square roots.
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Male 5
:LillianDulci
You mean geniuses at math?
yeah that`s a waste of time, i`d rather sit all day and surf the internet...
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Male 6,227
Wow. I had a Japanese girlfriend who would occasionally do the abacus thing with her fingers (when discussing tax returns, for instance). But it was nothing like this.
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Male 1,582
Or you could use a calculator. Next time you want to beat your children to greatness Japan, choose something that you can`t buy a cheap appliance to do for you.
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Male 144
That`s an impressive but completely useless feat.
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Male 230
F uckin` overachievers...
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Male 612
i bet my TI89 is faster.
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Male 687
...and thats why japan rulez everyone at tech
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Male 5,164
Well dear Occident,we are screwed.
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Female 2,674
Waste of time. They could have become geniuses at something useful with all that wasted time.
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Female 8,043
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