The SIP Abacus & Brain Gym programme is a "whole brain development' programme combining the Eastern method of learning, the Abacus system, with the Western science of Brain Gym. Developed by Mr. Kelvin Tham in 1997, this programme has significantly advanced Abacus training in Malaysia. The current enhanced version of this programme uses Abacus and Brain Gym techniques to enhance the interaction between the left and the right brain.
The programme focuses on children aged 7 - 12 years. The knowledge of numbers from 0 - 9 is all that is required to start with "The harder I practice, the luckier I get" is the mantra for this skill based programme.