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A Case for Finger Counting

Edutopia – Youki Terada

Teachers generally start telling children to stop counting on their fingers around the end of first grade—they’re learning to do math in their heads, and finger counting is sometimes seen as a crutch or even a sign of weak math ability. A new British study published in Frontiers in Education suggests that this may be a mistake because finger counting seems to boost math learning when paired with number games. (more)

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