about us

knowledge to change the world
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn

Benjamin Franklin

Mrs. Mangala Shashidhar


MSc, Gold medalist, and more importantly, a teacher. Mangala Shashidhar, along with her team of sixteen trained Abacus teachers, has more than fifteen years of experience in teaching Abacus to children between ages 5 and 13 years.

Who we are

Ideal Brain Academy is an institution of creative and effective learning. The academy began its operations in UAE in September 2012, after obtaining the franchising rights from Ideal Play Abacus, India, an ISO-certified corporation, affiliated with Play Abacus, Malaysia. What once started as a small center in Al Nahda (Dubai), today 10 years later is an academy that reaches students in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, and Canada. The academy also conducts online abacus and Vedic math classes for students who want to be a part of IPA but cannot make it to the offline classes

core values

We are a team of Young & Experienced professionals, who have come together to live a quality life, by doing all our best in shaping the tomorrow’s world.


social focus



Vision Statement

  • “To excel globally in nurturing young minds, offering personalized attention and making learning an enjoyable adventure, while empowering children to make a positive impact.”

Mission Statement

  • “At Ideal Play Abacus (IPA), our mission is to provide an unwavering commitment to nurturing the intellectual, emotional, and creative development of students. We are dedicated to offering high-quality learning experiences, fostering overall growth, and empowering children to become world-class leaders. By promoting a strong intellectual foundation, we aim to equip next generation with essential skills, enabling them to succeed in the future while ensuring their holistic development.”