NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 28, 1978
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(Studio) Report on counting method called chisanbop, now being successfully taught to children; is use of fingers as simple computer.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Mt. Vernon, New York) Explanation of chisanbop finger-counting method given; word is Korean and method similar to use of abacus. Use of chisanbop by children in Grimes School in Mt. Vernon, New York, cited as example [TEACHER - calls out numbers for children to record with fingers.] [BOY - reads fingers.] Details with regard to learning and teaching of chisanbop given. Advantages of method for children with learning or physical disabilities, as cited by Chisanbop Enterprises president Edwin Lieberthal, stated. [LIEBERTHAL - says this is 1st time hands have been scientifically used as extension of brain.] [GIRL - has taught mother and father chisanbop and they think it's better.] Reactions of educators to method. [Columbia University Teachers' College spokesperson Dr. Bruce VOGELI - thinks teachers may see chisanbop as alternative to pencil-and-paper or electronic calculation and it's not. Says this could be serious error.] Chisanbop described as game for children who used to see math as grind.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin
(Studio) Update on December Segment 3 report on "new mob" in North Carolina and heroin smuggling being done there. Indictment of 14 of these people reported Involvement of US Army members noted. Statement by North Carolina attorney general Rufus Edmisten.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
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