Finger systems --- Signing --- Days in a month --- Chisenbop --- Multiplication --- Up to 100,000

I'm not sure how you use this method. Perhaps you use the fingers on your other hand to touch the correct part of the hand. Then you can add another number onto it, a finger at a time, by counting up and down the finger. This explains why the numbers go down the finger, then up, and finally down again. It's claimed that you can do multiplication as well, but I think it would be easier to find a calculator!

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