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## Mathematics in Nature

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## Should children use their fingers in math?

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Is it a poor practice to allow children to use their fingers as manipulatives when teaching math?

What does Professor Barrett believe?

## Math Woes?

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## University Model Schools International Conference

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## Is there just one right way to do math problems?

Posted by **Cameron Shaw** on

Math is traditionally taught using step-by-step directions which must be followed in order to get the correct answer. But, is it wrong to go about getting the correct answer a different way? Some of the best math teachers are allowing less efficient approaches to achieving the correct answers from their students in order to insure that the student is understanding the underlying MEANING of the math skill. For example, when multiplying a long number, taking the time to expand each digit into its full expanded notation is a long and tedious way to get to the answer. However, it may...