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Memorization and Memory (There is a Difference)

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Graham Fletcher

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ignite talk:
There
IS
a Difference



by:

Graham Fletcher

twitter:

@gfletchy

blog:

www.gfletchy.com

date:
November 20th, 2014
FROM

MEMORY

Memorization &
FROM
memory
Fast
=
Fluent
flash cards
efficient
accurate
flexible
Negative effects of memorization and procedural thinking
Many students can't memorize facts (myself included)

But all students can build strategies to learn them. They just need opportunities to automatize their strategy.
6 x 7
Uh...I forgot!
6, 12, 18, ...
Uh..I forgot but I know 6x6=36 so 6 more is 42
occupying the mind with the low-level details
done by allowing it to become an
automatic response pattern or habit

usually the result of
learning,
repetition, and practice
.
from memory
= automaticity = flexibilty
Memorization
What does
fluency
and
from memory
mean?
what
memorization
IS NOT what
from memory
is
Automaticity
of a strategy can appear to be
memorization...
but it's not!
Why do we still have high school and middle school students that use their fingers to add?
A student's ability to memorize math facts reveals nothing about their mathematical competence.
Flexible thinking can be applied to all areas of mathematics...memorization can't!
Automaticity
This has been an issue way before "new math" or Common Core.
memorization = memorization
S.S. Memorization
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