ERIC Number: ED262991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Memorizing Is Not a Dirty Word: What Should a Mathematics Teacher Know to Use It Effectively in Teaching and Learning Mathematics?
Sharma, Mahesh C.
Math Notebook, v4 n7-8 Sep-Oct 1985
This bulletin concerns the role of memorization in mathematics instruction. Sections of the bulletin are devoted to discussions of: old math vs. new math; the importance of memorization ability on mathematics learning; misconceptions about memory; how to enhance the memory, including short-term vs. long-term memory systems, attention, interest, visualization/representation, association/reconstruction, mnemonic functions in mathematics learning, characteristics of good and poor students as related to memory, an example of the application of these principles, and implications. No references are included. (MNS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Center for Teaching/Learning of Mathematics, Framingham, MA.