youcubed: Finger Trails (K)

This activity encourages students to connect multiple representations of the numbers 1-5 as well as develop ‘finger discrimination’ so that students understand individual fingers really well.

In the Atlantic article, Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class, Jo Boaler and Lang Chen share the importance of using fingers for the brain’s development of numbers.

Number Values & Counting, Problem-Solving
K-6, Educator

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