# What can I learn/know right now in 10 minutes that will be useful for the rest of my life?

Have you ever wanted to count from 0-99 on your fingers? How about always having an abacus style method for simple math? Let me introduce you to “finger math” or Chisanbop.

## 1. The fingers of your right hand represent 0-9 or the “ones column”

## 2. The fingers of your left hand represent 10-90 or the “tens column”

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## 3. Only fingers touching the table are counted.

## 4. The thumb of each hand equals 5 or 50, respectively.

## 5. You start with the index finger and work outward with each hand.

## 6. After you reach the pinky, you raise the four fingers and place your thumb.

So #4 would have the four fingers of your right hand on the table. When you go to #5 you would lift your 4 fingers and place your right thumb on the table.

## 7. Continue counting while keeping the appropriate thumb on the table.

ie: #9 is represented by having your right thumb (5) + your (4) fingers on the table. 5+4=9

## 8. When moving from the “ones column” to the “tens column” lift all the fingers from your right hand and place 1 finger down of your left hand.

(10) Index finger left hand + (0) fingers of the right hand = 10.

## 9. The same rules apply to the left hand as the right.

(30) = left index, middle, and ring fingers.

(50) = left thumb only

(80) = left thumb + index, middle, and ring finger.

## 10. Combining your left and right hand numbers gives you the full number

Left thumb (50) + right thumb, and index (6) = 56.

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