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Topic: Touch Point Math Curriculum
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Joshua Zucker

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Run...don't walk
Posted: Jun 14, 1999 3:33 PM
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CJ Masenas writes:
How is a fact recalled after being "memorized" any less valuable
than a fact recalled after a student plays "so much they cannot
help but knowing the answer."?

"Memorized" is like saying "6 times 7 is 42" over and over again until
you can repeat it accurately. This could be just a meaningless
sequence of syllables, or maybe just a fact disconnected from all
other facts.

If it's learned through practice, then perhaps it's connected to the
idea that 6*6 is 36, and then you add 6 more to find 6*7 is 42 (or
whatever procedure it is you used to find it each time).

I see this a lot with toddlers who can count -- for some, they
understand what a number is, and they are putting a collection of
objects in one-to-one correspondence with a set of number words, while
others just have it memorized as a sequence of syllables to recite
with no meaningful connection other than which syllables come after
which.

--Joshua Zucker




Date Subject Author
3/18/98
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Lbboyer@aol.com
12/4/98
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Susan
12/4/98
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Gail R. Englert
6/10/99
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Raymond Broz
6/12/99
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Gerald Von Korff
6/12/99
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Ralph A. Raimi
6/12/99
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Tad Watanabe
6/12/99
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Ralph A. Raimi
6/12/99
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Tad Watanabe
6/12/99
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Tad Watanabe
6/13/99
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Charles Masenas
6/14/99
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Robert D, Fouchaux
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Tad Watanabe
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Joshua Zucker
6/14/99
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Susan Addington
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Robert D, Fouchaux
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Marcia Weller Weinhold
6/15/99
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Charles Masenas
6/15/99
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Guy F. Brandenburg
6/14/99
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Charles Masenas
6/13/99
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Gerald Von Korff
6/13/99
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Ralph A. Raimi
6/14/99
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Tad Watanabe
6/14/99
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judy schutz
7/7/99
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Sue
6/2/00
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Courtney Donson

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