Aditi emerged as the winner of the 'listening competition' in the 12th State level Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Championship held in New Delhi recently, where 60 students aged between 5-13 years showcased their calculation skills using UCMAS, an ABACUS arithmetic technique.
Aditi orally solved calculations from one-digit to four-digit numbers up to 100 rows at a speed "faster than one takes to write on paper".
"I take an hour-long class and practise it back at home for 10 minutes on a regular basis and that is how I only take few seconds to solve all the calculations requiring 1 to 5 digits. Not only have my calculation skills got sharper and faster, my learning speed has also increased," Aditi said.
She was awarded with a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 5,100.
"UCMAS is an international concept developed from 'Zhusuan Methodology' for brain development of children of age group 5-13 years.
"It effectively activates children's latent mental power and develops mental and creative skills and a photographic memory resulting in self-reliance and self-confidence," Rajeev Garg, organiser of the championship, said.