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Memorization and Memory (There is a Difference)
Transcript of Memorization and Memory (There is a Difference)
November 20th, 2014
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
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
repetition, and practice
= automaticity = flexibilty
IS NOT what
of a strategy can appear to be
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!
This has been an issue way before "new math" or Common Core.
memorization = memorization