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Brief Introduction on the World Association of Abacus and Mental Arithmetic


The World Association of Abacus and Mental Arithmetic (Hereinafter referred to as WAAMA) is an international united association made up of non-governmental education and research organizations of abacus and abacus-based mental arithmetic. WAAMA registers in the Ministry of Civil Affairs of People’s Republic of China. The location of the secretariat of WAAMA is in Beijing, China.

WAAMA was founded in Oct. 28, 2002. On July 22, 2014, WAAMA convened its General Assembly to elect the fourth council and executive board council. The council is composed of 58 members from 17 countries and region, while the executive board council has 12 members.


The purposes of WAAMA:1. To carry forward the culture of abacus; 2. To strengthen the mutual friendly cooperation between the education and research organizations of abacus and abacus-based mental arithmetic; 3. To promote the development of education on abacus and abacus-based mental arithmetic; 4. To enlightening education function of abacus and abacus-based mental arithmetic in exploiting intelligence; 5. To benefit human being.


Competent authorities:WAAMA’s professional authority is the Ministry of Finance of People’s Republic of China.


Member: WAAMA is composed of group members, which consists of council member and non-council member. Association, teaching or research institute of abacus and mental arithmetic, registered in their countries or region, have the right to apply for membership. If there is more than one organization in the same country or region, they are all allowed to apply for membership. Council member shall include the member of the First Council, the association of abacus and mental arithmetic in national or regional level since the Second Council; the education & research institute of abacus and mental arithmetic as the only one to be the member of WAAMA in its country or region. The other organizations engaging in education and academic research institutes of abacus and mental arithmetic shall join WAAMA as non-council member.


Business scope:

1. To organize academic exchange activities on abacus and abacus-based mental arithmetic;

2. To set up rating appraisal standard and competition rule on abacus and abacus-based mental arithmetic; to organize activities on rating appraisal and competition;

3. To compile and publish excellent academic publications and works on abacus and abacus-based mental arithmetic; to propagate, popularize and disseminate knowledge of abacus and abacus-based mental arithmetic;

4. To appraise the achievements in teaching and researching on abacus and abacus-based mental arithmetic; to reward the people who make great contributions to abacus and abacus-based mental arithmetic cause.


Office location: No. jia 28, Xinzhi Building, Fucheng Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China

Zip code: 100142

Telephone: 86-10-88191323

Fax: 86-10-88191321

E-mail: waamagame2014@sina.com

Website: www.waama.org.cn



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