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Chris
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Re: fingermath...any studies?
Posted:
May 27, 2005 5:31 PM


Hey As a kid i always did most of my math on my fingers. I found it very useful and it helped me solve math problems. I'm the type of person who likes to see it rather then just think about it. Thats why i like the finger method. I saw my fingers, instead of seeing the numbers only in my head. In schools today when when i volunteered i noticed that kids would always be using their fingers in math. Some would be counting with their fingers on their desks while others would try to hide them under their desks but most of them still used it. Even today if i need to add up a big number and i don't have a calculator i use my fingers. It might sound funny but i do. About research i have not found much info about it except for some web pages which explain how to use it. They show you diagrams of your fingers while you are counting. In my opinion i do think that kids like to use it. It makes math more intersting and fun, and easier in a way, because they then don't have to memorize as much instead they improve their speed of using their fingers. I don't think it is a bad thing, as long as they are coming up with the right answers thats all that should matter. Christine
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