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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Addition and Subtaction with numbers 1-20

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From: Ken Ong

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2005031102:04:42
Subject: Subtracting using fingers

My son can subtract 4 from 10 by opening up all the 10 fingers and closing up (subtract) 4 fingers and the remaining 6 fingers is the answer. But when he comes to subtracting 4 from 12, he has a problem as he only has 10 fingers. I think this may be a common problem. Anybody can help?

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