Welcome to Syllogism Education Institute
The modern abacus comes from Japan, where it has had 500 years of history: we are the only authentic Japanese abacus school in the UAE.
Our brand has over 47 years of experience.
As a method, we have exclusively taught abacus/mental arithmetic for 45 years (other methods will include abacus as part of their curriculum, so they are not able to go very deep into it, we are experts).
Mr. Rodrigo holds an MPhil in Mathematics Education from the University of Cambridge, UK, where he specialised in the study of the mental representations of number in abacus-trained children and won a best dissertation award from the Faculty of Education.
Not trainers or businessmen: we teach primarily because it’s our vocation; we love both our subject, and our students, as individuals. The result is that we put education, as our priority. So we do not simply train for skill, but at the same time also cultivate logic, manners and attitude.
We teach according to each child’s ability and level of understanding so each student advances at his own pace; we have both introductory and reinforcing teaching materials for each level.
We design the timings to optimise learning (each class lasts up to an hour) and you can choose between 1 and 3 one-hour slots per week, Saturday to Thursday mornings or afternoons.
Mr. Rodrigo has experience teaching abacus in English, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish, speaks eight languages, and has lived in seven different countries. You don’t need to learn Japanese and live in Japan to learn from the masters! We have done that for you so you can learn in Dubai!
Several years of experience teaching abacus and maths in Japan, China, UK and UAE
Abacus Instructor Licence (All Japan Abacus Federation 2015)
University of Cambridge Faculty of Education Best Dissertation Award (Maths Education)
This is a historical moment, as Mrs. Patel is the first student to take the examination in our BurJuman Centre location on 25th January 2021. She is a great role
When practising the abacus, the most important thing is to be disciplined. You must follow the steps carefully. Mayur is one of our most disciplined students and in these videos
Congratulations! 11 months ago, Lucy passed the All Japan Abacus Federation's abacus licensing examination in the 9th rank, at our Institute in Dubai. Today, she finally got her certificate! Well
Our 3 and 5 year old students coloured an abacus sheet with our ISHIDO-SHIKI abacus characters, and exchanged it as a gift. Colouring is considered a right-brain activity, and so
These siblings (13 and 10) were initially reluctant to come to the trial lesson, but after they experienced the joy of the Japanese abacus training, they actually insisted to enrol.
BurJuman Centre always has something fun for children. This winter, it was the Winter Tunnel. You still have time to come and join the fun and take some pictures. Why
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We have opened in BurJuman Centre!
We are very blessed to have children from many different nationalities, such as these children from our most recent winter course -- two wonderful sisters from Lebanon, and a lovely
The Japanese abacus is attracting the attention of more and more people around the world, particularly in the Indian sub-continent. Here, I am teaching abacus to Indian and Japanese students
In his January 2020 visit to the abacus museum in Shiroi, Japan, Mr. Rodrigo met with Mr. Kenichi Ishido, founder of the ISHIDO-SHIKI method, and other franchisees for their annual