[conculture] Memorization (conculture version)
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 9, 2000, 23:29|
>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...