Florida Festival of Families presents the APH Abacus Bee

What is an Abacus Bee?

  • A math competition using an abacus or mental math skills to compute multiple problems in a designated timeframe.

  • 4-6 testing rounds of competition will take place depending on skill level 

  • Some rounds will require students to read math problems in print/braille and solve on the abacus or using mental math 

  • The dictation round will consist of problems being read aloud while students compute on the abacus or mental math and then record the final answer 

How do I prepare?

  • Sign up for APH’s “Abaci and Oreos” camp! 

  • Practice calculating math problems using an abacus on your own, with a family member, or with your TVI.

  • Keep your mental math skills sharp.

Who is invited?

  • K-12 students with visual impairments who use an abacus or mental math*

  • Parents and family members

  • Children not competing can still attend with families to participate in workshops and fun activities

  • Teachers of the visually impaired, paraprofessionals, volunteers, etc. who are available to assist

*Students who rely on mental math skills instead of an abacus are still eligible to compete.

A cartoon abacus with 5 beads on the top and bottom. Three beads on top have the letters APH inside them and Abacus Bee is on the middle bar.

Abacus Bee Event Details

September 16, 2022 | 8:00am-3:30pm

Redeemer Winter Haven

1410 Dundee Road

Winter Haven, FL 33884

Abacus Bee Flyer PDF | Plain Text

Tentative Agenda Word Doc

Student Registration

Parent, family, teacher, and volunteer registration

  • See the above section for student registration.