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ERIC Number: EJ1047461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Revisiting an Old Methodology for Teaching Counting, Computation, and Place Value: The Effectiveness of the Finger Calculation Method for At-Risk Children
Calder Stegemann, Kim; Grünke, Matthias
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v12 n2 p191-213 2014
Number sense is critical to the development of higher order mathematic abilities. However, some children have difficulty acquiring these fundamental skills and the knowledge base of effective interventions/remediation is relatively limited. Based on emerging neuro-scientific research which has identified the association between finger movement/representation and numerical cognition, this one-year study examined the effectiveness of a finger calculation program for at-risk and non-at-risk school children. Specifically, the study sought to determine the impact of learning Chisanbop (Korean finger calculation method) on the number sense, computational, quantitative concepts, and problem solving skills, as well as attitudes towards mathematics, of children at the grade 2 and grade 5 levels. The findings indicate a significant impact on attitudes for math for at-risk grade 2 students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement