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.