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    Are You A Finger Counter?

    created by KerryWayne 341 days 20 hours 44 minutes ago

    Category: Technology

    Are You A Finger Counter?

    Good morning, CNet!

    I am embarrassed to say that I am a finger counter. I feel like after I became a big user of the calculator my math skills declined to the point of returning to finger counting. It is fine when I am alone and counting my fingers, but quite embarrassing when I am around others and I am forced to use my fingers to add or subtract things. I feel like the 5 year old kid again.

    Are you a finger counter? If so, are you open about it or are you a closet finger counter?

    Have a good day!

    Re: Are You A Finger Counter?

    Hi KerryWayne,

    I'm also a finger counter and i'm embarrassed by that too because at my age, i should be expected to use mental math instead of counting my fingers or drawing tally marks to add or subtract. When i'm around people, i would hide my fingers to count and pretend that i'm using mental math to avoid embarrassment. I've been using calculators ever since the 7th grade which is why i can't even do calculations without it. i'm glad i'm not alone in this and thanks for the forum.

    Have a great day!

    -Unique

    Re: Are You A Finger Counter?

    I am a finger counter, I usually count on my fingers and am not embarrassed by it. It's who I am :)

    -Rukhma

    Re: Are You A Finger Counter?

    Hello!

    I still use my I gets to count. I think it helps keep me organized and that way I can physically see the numbers I'm adding or subtracting. Sometimes it does seem embarrassing to sit there and count on my fingers but if it gets me the right answer that's all I need!

    -Emma

    Re: Are You A Finger Counter?

    No, I don't finger count. I can't recall ever doing that.

    Re: Are You A Finger Counter?

    This is an excellent post!
    I say this because I see and experience this on a daily basis. I work in the consumer finance industry and as you said, we have used calculators so long we have become solely dependent upon them. It isn’t that we have forgotten how to count, it is simply we have forgotten we don’t need the calculator for every single calculation we encounter! I understand what you are saying about it being embarrassing because at times I have caught myself not using the calculator but instead doing as you say, using my fingers!
    It’s not a matter of can we do the math but once again, in our times we live in, our dependence on technology has somewhat crippled us from being self dependent to use certain knowledge we obviously possess. All in an attempt to do things “faster,” or to simply allow something else to do it for us!

    Re: Are You A Finger Counter?

    Hi KerryWayne,

    I am also a finger counter at times. It's quite embarrassing because I'm a senior going to college next year
    but I've never really had a math teacher in school -- it's always been online, so my math skills aren't as good. I'm currently taking college level math bc I'm duel-enrolled at my high school, and this has been helping a lot to refresh my memory.

    But as of now... I am DEFINITELY still a finger counter LOL :(

    - Cyvanah, a fellow finger counter

    Re: Are You A Finger Counter?

    Hi! Yes I count on my fingers and I thought I was the only one... lol but no I dont hide it because I mean if I think I'm the only one, others probably think that too. But I count on my fingers if I'm unsure of something and I even have to use my hands to figure out left and right sometimes. I'm not really shy about this though because I've done it while learning to drive too and sometimes even when I drive. Don't be afraid to count of your fingers it really helps in the long run. And it's really fun...

    Re: Are You A Finger Counter?

    Hi,

    I am definitely embarrassed to say that I am also a finger counter! Sometimes I do it just to be extra sure that my answer is correct but sometimes my mind just goes blank and I have to count on my fingers. So I am definitely a closet finger counter

    Re: Are You A Finger Counter?

    Hello Kerry,

    I am definitely a finger counter and I'm not ashamed of it.

    Later,

    Jenelu Rose