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[conculture] Memorization (conculture version)

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 9, 2000, 23:29 writes:
>It seems that there are many different "kinds" of memorisation. >There's a temporary sort that disappears after a little while; >and there are ingrained sorts. Those of us who were in school >in the 70s especially and previous remember math classes where >we learned times tables by rote in a sing-song kind of chant. >This is active memorisation. Other things are learned and >ingrained passively through long experience. Little kids who >can recite entire Dr. Seuss books even though they can't yet >read have done this.
Well, I grew up during the 80's but I remember in elementary school in math class teachers giving us these "tests" simple addition, subtraction, or multiplication problems on them (like 2+4 =, 3-2=, 8x9=), and we were timed to see who could finish the entire sheet first. I remember every morning my teachers giving us these sheets. I think the repetition with the competition helped us to learn how to do those problems quickly. ________________________________________________ It's worth the risk of burning, to have a second chance...