Do you find that your students too often forget the lessons you just gave? This is all students of all subjects, although it is particularly important to the hard sciences, including Math. This is especially important information for teaching Math.


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Math Science Rote memory Definitions Vocab Vocabulary memory retention learning



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2009-07-02.

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This article promotes the strategy of rote learning. The author questions why it has been thrown out and advocates its reestablishment in the classroom. He informally cites success in China where he asserts rote learning is alive and well. He also offers ideas of teaching/reinforcing vocabulary through call and response. While rote learning may very well have a place in every classroom, it is but one tool in the kit of any teacher.

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