CMA Chatswood (Head Office)
Phone: (02) 9411 4531
Email: [email protected]
Address: Suite 41, 47 Neridah Street
Chatswood Village, NSW 2067


CMA is a multi-award winning program that is accredited and appraised by the Taiwan Association of Children’s Abacus Calculation. CMA’s unique ‘two-hand, four-fingers’ abacus system taps into the mental capabilities of the human brain to solve mathematical problems with speed and accuracy. By visualising an abacus in the mind, students are able to stimulate both the right and left brain while doing mental maths.

  1. CMA’s unique and scientifically-proven mental arithmetic program established since 1984 has been tried and tested for more than 30 years.
  2. We are loved and trusted by thousands of CMA students and parents worldwide.
  3. CMA's programs have been rated 5/5 stars based on 10 reviews by satisfied CMA parents.
  4. We are conveniently located in seven centres across three states nationwide.
  5. We are the pioneer of the ‘two-hand, four-fingers’ abacus technique.
  6. All students have access to our comprehensive resources including over 200 abacus mental arithmetic books, videos and learning materials, researched and tested by CMA Taiwan.
  7. Our syllabus effectively promotes the total development of both the right and left brain.
  8. Our curriculum incorporates the use of exclusive multimedia-based teaching materials to enhance training.
  9. We create a lively and enjoyable learning environment for our students.
  10. We have produced star students who have performed exceptionally well academically.
  11. Our ability-based programs allows students to learn according to their own individual pace.
  12. Regular feedback to help guide parents to assist their children during learning.

Best Time to Learn

The optimum time to learn the abacus and mental arithmetic is usually around the tender age of 4. Children at this age mostly have good control of their motor skills, and enjoy playing and manipulating objects. They should able to reason logically and possess a hungry appetite for curiosity and new skills. Often, they are able to absorb new information like sponge to water.

CMA’s Preschool Program may be suitable for learners as young as 3 years old, however we will have to assess your child's readiness. CMA’s Primary Program is suitable for learners aged between 5 and 12 years of age. Lessons are structured to be fun and interactive, and are held in a conducive and lively environment for enhanced learning.

Ready to discover the genius in your child today? Joining CMA is as simple as 1-2-3:

1. Visit the CMA Centres page to locate your nearest CMA Australia Authorised Centre.

2. Once you have located your nearest CMA Centre, request a Free CMA Trial Class to learn more about CMA and our classes. We will then arrange a date and time for you and your child to visit our Centre.

3. Your child will be assessed by a CMA teacher and have the opportunity to experience a CMA class. Afterwards, a CMA representative will introduce you to our programs and answer your questions.

CMA offers a range of abacus mental arithmetic educational, learning and developmental programs for children aged 3 to 12 years old. The ever increasing significance of information technology has led CMA to develop programs that have an academic as well as a technological focus. In keeping with these global advancements, CMA is the pioneering abacus mental arithmetic educational institution that uses multimedia teaching and innovative teaching techniques to facilitate the best learning experience possible.

Programs offered by CMA

CMA Preschool Program

The Preschool Program aims to familiarise preschoolers with the concepts of CMA’s ‘two-hand, four-fingers’ abacus mental arithmetic and basics of arithmetic formula in addition and subtraction. Once they complete this program, students can be expected to perform simple additions and subtractions of a series of numbers.

  • For children aged between 3 to 5 years old.
  • Students should be able to read, write and understand digits from 0 to 9.
  • Students will be assessed to determine their eligibility for this program.

CMA Primary Program

Specifically designed for primary schoolers, the Primary Program starts with the basic foundation. It is conducted in a lively environment where the concepts, methodology, usage of the abacus and the fingering movement of beads using both hands simultaneously are introduced.

The course is divided into two progressive stages. In the basic level, students will be taught the skills to apply formulas using the abacus. In the advanced level, the abacus is withdrawn and students will be trained to visualise an ‘imaginary abacus’ in their mind to perform different types of mathematical calculations mentally. By this stage, students will have develop skills that allows them to do speedy mental calculations just by looking at the numbers.

  • For children aged between 5 to 12 years old.
  • Students will be assessed to determine their eligibility for this program.

CMA Advanced Program

The Advanced Program is a course for matured learners who have the ability to tap further into the depths of their brains in improving their memory, concentration and mental capability.

  • This program is only opened for students who have been successfully identified and promoted from CMA’s Primary Program by their CMA teacher.
  • Students will be assessed to determine their eligibility for this program.
CMA Abacus Training Course

The CMA Abacus Training Course is designed to equip future teachers with the knowledge of abacus training and lesson plans to conduct classes in order to run CMA franchises efficiently.

  • Skills on abacus arithmetic, mental arithmetic and CMA’s two-hand system
  • CMA's philosophy
  • Understanding teaching materials
  • Practical training
  • For those interested in investing in a CMA education franchise.
  • For those interested in taking up a career with CMA in teaching abacus mental arithmetic at a CMA Centre.
  • Potential teachers will be assessed to determine their eligibility for this course.
  • At the end of the course, participants may receive a Certificate of Participation upon passing the assessment. Franchisees will sit for an assessment upon which a CMA Trainer Certificate may be awarded to those who pass both the theory and practical training.

To learn more, please visit CMA Abacus Training.

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