ChrissySC Posted November 30, 2011 Share Posted November 30, 2011 (edited) I haven't a problem with using your fingers for math. As a matter of fact, I would drum away with my own invented "abascus" on the desktop and finish my math tests in less time than my classmates. So, we accept the abascus, but we do not accept finger counting? Huh? What? I wonder about the use of manipulatives being exclusive, that is not using fingers for manipulatives. Well, I was wondering around trying to find some reasonable or rather logical stride of thought that would convince me. I found this ..... http://katinaferguson.hubpages.com/hub/The-Soroban I remember seeing a soroban on a keychain that my grandmother carried. :001_smile: Through further research, I would have to wonder which is better? Fingers? Abascus? Soroban? It is a great read nonetheless! Edit: The Mathrack ... neat name right? http://mathfour.com/sets-and-counting/first-grade-math-place-value-practice This will help to teach place value too. Edited November 30, 2011 by ChrissySC Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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