Learning by heart may not be best for your mind
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PISA in Focus No. 61: Is memorisation a good strategy for learning mathematics?
by Alfonso Echazarra -
Fewer 15-year-olds in East Asian countries reported that they use memorisation than did 15-year-olds in some of the English-speaking countries to whom they are often compared.
• In no PISA-participating education system did boys report more intensive use of memorisation than girls when learning mathematics.
• Memorisation as a learning strategy may work with easy problems, but it is unlikely to be effective if it is the only strategy used when confronted with complex mathematics problems.