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Topic: memorizing in math class
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Matt Kellogg

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Registered: 12/6/04
memorizing in math class
Posted: Nov 30, 1999 7:44 PM
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I am a high school math teacher and would like to pose the following
discussion topic: "Should we require students to memorize numerous
theorems and formulas for math quizzes and tests (i.e. Trig.
identities or all the formulas for area and volume)?" Could these be
quizzed ahead of time and then brought to the test? Is there merit in
the memorizing alone? Or, are they in reality just tools as are
pencils and calculators? I do not need to memorize various facts about
my TI-82 to be able to use it; although, memorizing where certain
features are will make me more efficient in its use.

I would very much appreciate hearing both sides of this argument.

Thank you,

Matt Kellogg
Faith Christian Academy
700 N. Main St.
Sellersville, Pa. 18960

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