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## Main Question or Discussion Point

in first grade, i learned how to add single digit numbers. We relied on counting fingers and then memorizing. But now that i think about it, is math at that level just reliant on memorizing (unless we count our fingers. memorizing is the fast way to add single digit numbers)? So a kid's performance at that level of math is more indicative of good memory, and can't be a good predictor of whether he is gifted at maths?