Using Fingers in Math


I came across this article today: Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class. I invite you to read the article and share your thoughts. 

Kathy Tracey


I think the reason why we have a base-10 number system is precisely because we (well, most of us anyway) have ten fingers (and ten toes for that matter)! Shame on teachers who discourage people of any age from using their fingers to help them with math.


I used to wonder how math would be different if we only have 8 digits and then we explore our number sense in class.  I agree!  Finger should be used as a resource and a tool to assist with number understanding.