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So I skipped ahead, later to realize that they didn’t really know what “sine” even meant. They’d simply memorized that fact. To them, math wasn’t a process of logical discovery and thoughtful exploration. It was a call-and-response game. Trigonometry was just a collection of non-rhyming lyrics to the lamest sing-along ever.
* memorisation = learning an isolated fact through deliberate effort
– raw rehearsal
+ repeated use
+ building on prior knowledge
* need for tests to assess deep understanding
Curated by Lefouque