Teachers often forbid children to count on your fingers. But is it right? Scientists do not think so!
Researchers Ilaria Berteletti and James R. Booth studied region of our brain that is responsible for the perception of the fingers, writes The Atlantic.
Scientists have discovered that when the students solved complex mathematical tasks, this area has intensified, even if children are not believed on your toes.
Moreover, the best abilities demonstrated by those students who often believed on your toes could visualize. This rule worked well for students.
When children have improved their ability to represent the fingers during the math tasks, they have made progress in arithmetic.
These findings explain why musicians often have excellent math skills.
Therefore, teachers should not deny to count on your fingers, but rather to encourage it.
Here are some interesting exercises for developing fine motor skills. Here you need to hold on the line from beginning to end.
Their effect can be strengthened by giving students colored stickers on your nails.
Visualization of mathematics is not only simplify the learning process.
It will make the subject more interesting. To engage students in productive visual thinking, you should ask them to draw how they see a specific task.
This is important not only for academic achievement. Those who have creative thinking will be able to succeed in any profession.
How often do you count your fingers?