ERIC Number: ED188906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-20
Reference Count: 0
An Annotated Bibliography of the Chisanbop Method of Finger Calculation.
Dougherty, Mary K.
The term Chisanbop is the trademark for the finger calculation method originally developed by a Korean, Sung Jin Pai. It was refined and simplified by his son, Hang Young Pai, who introduced the technique to the United States in 1976. This annotated bibliography has been organized in five categories. Readings in the first category, Historical Background of Finger Counting Systems, give information about the way past civilizations used fingers to meet mathematical needs. The second, Instructional Materials, provides a list of materials which are presently being used in schools and homes to instruct beginners in finger calculation. The articles annotated in Informational Articles have appeared in journals to give the public a "bird's eye view" of this unconventional teaching method. Reactions has been chosen as a follow-up to the first three categories. The selections in this section include articles written by experts, in the field of mathematics or other educational areas, who have evaluated the Chisanbop program. After becoming aware of the Chisanbop method through the categories mentioned, it is hoped that from the data collected in the final category, Research Findings, some generalizations about its effectiveness can be made. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Identifiers: Chisanbop Method; Finger Calculation; Mathematics Education Research