We're not talking about counting to 10 on our fingers. Indian children are taught to do complex calculations quickly using a finger system that mimics an abacus.
To see how they do this mental maths, without using pen and paper, watch here:
Another good example:
To start off counting, watch this simple video:
To understand the finger-counting system a bit better, watch this video by Azais Idream (warning: it's a bit slow – but when it comes to maths, so am I):
Do your kids do finger calculations? Do you think it gives them an advantage? Was it difficult for them to learn? Share your comments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we may publish them.
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