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MemberAugust 23, 2020 at 9:48 pm
I always thought the problem with memorization of multiplication facts shows up when a child’s memory fails them.
Students often resort to guessing when they lack a conceptual understanding of what multiplication means.
That was a brilliant point made in this video connecting memorization to information difficult to link to other relevant memories.
Counting to multiplying, seems to me to be a continuum. The gradual changes that occur along the way offer so many connecting points that students that simply memorize are being cheated.