A Stanford professor says counting on your fingers is “critical” to understanding math — Quartz

Using your fingers to count has long been the scourge of math teachers. But a new research paper published online by Stanford University’s mathematics education research initiative, youcubed, dispels the notion that finger-counting isn’t for smart kids. In the paper, professor of mathematics education Jo Boaler cites studies from a branch of neuroscience that focuses…

via A Stanford professor says counting on your fingers is “critical” to understanding math — Quartz

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