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ERIC Number: ED200422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Finger Mathematics: A Method for All Children.
Ogletree, Earl J.; Chavez, Maria
The instruction of finger counting and finger calculation, also known as Chisanbop, is promoted as a natural method of introducing and teaching the basic processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to children, particularly to those who are mentally and physically handicapped. The sequential process for teaching finger calculations is outlined, with diagrams, as a sequential procedure. Finger calculation is presented as a natural vehicle to learn mathematics for young children because it involves psychomotor activity, sense of touch, visual stimulation, and provides a natural bridge between sensory input and intellectual interpretation. Finger mathematics is seen to provide an environment for effective and efficient learning to take place by having a psychomotor base which is compatible with the learning style of children. It is cautioned that finger calculation is not a panacea or replacement for regular mathematics curriculum and classwork, but should be used as an introductory reinforcement and supplemental technique. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A