Share Cognitive Science Implications for Teaching Mathematics

Current research clearly identifies three keystone study strategies, five additional effective study strategies, and three common strategies which should be avoided.

Three keystone study strategies

Practice Retrieving New Learning from Memory

Space Out Retrieval Practice

Interleave the Study of Different Problem Types

Five additional effective strategies

Elaboration

Reflection

Generation

Calibration

Mnemonics

Strategies which should be avoided

Massed practice

Excessive rereading

Excessive underlining

If you Study the diagram carefully, you will reach the conclusion that learning is the mitigation of forgetting. Such a simplification has a certain appeal and may help us remember certain facts about learning, but does not explain a very complex topic – LEARNING.