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From Memory and Memorization: There IS a Difference

Question: If you memorize your basic math facts have you learned them?

The term from memory is used twice in the K-5 math standards (here & here) and they continue to be the most misunderstood words I encounter each day.  The term “from memory” does not suggest that students mindlessly  memorize their basic facts the way we were taught.

Here’s my first stab at an Ignite Talk explaining the difference between  from memory and memorization that I recently shared with some teachers and administrators.

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