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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Teaching basic addition and subtraction

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From: dotmathman

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2005110722:15:43
Subject: basic addition

It is ok to start with finger counting but is can slow the student later on. Help her transfer finger counting to number counting. this can be done with finger paint. Make large numbers 1 to 9 each on its own page. have her put finger paint on the end of two fingers and have her put one dot for each finger beside the number symbol 2. (you can get the dot pattern from the dotmath website) Do this with all the numbers to 9 and it will help her understand what the number sybols mean. If you want to know more about this system you can look at the DOTMATH for kids web site at www.dotmath.tripod.com dotmathman

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