Tag Archive for Counting

Now Don’t Start That Again


When counting pennies, it is fastest to put the uncounted pennies in a pile, and use your index and middle finger to pull two pennies aside at a time into a new pile, while reciting the two’s table. Ambidextrous people… Read more…

Voiceless Counting


Did you know you can generate more than five things to count with using just the fingers on a single hand? This may come in handy for use in complex languages and counting systems. You’ll find that the bits on computers… Read more…

Planning Ahead Versus Foresight


Did you know you can perform a subtraction function without counting backwards from the higher number to the lower number, thereby “removing” one amount from another? Simply add one unit to the lower number, while keeping track of how many ones you… Read more…

Sino-Semetic


I’ve recently convinced myself that Japanese and Arabic share a relation. While the two cultures are geographically far-flung, the semantic meanings in Arabic of the Japanese words for counting are difficult to ignore, and interesting to explore. Below is a… Read more…