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Why is rote learning of knowledge and strategies important in numeracy?

by Dr Gail Brown | September 4, 2021
Why is rote learning of knowledge and strategies important in numeracy?

Rote learning, and the importance of practice for long term memory, is important for gaining both knowledge and for mastering strategies and complex, higher order tasks. This posts champions Dan Willingham's book (Why don't students like school?) as he outlines the importance of rote learning for all learners. Each chapter in his book concludes with suggestions for how teachers can use this in their classrooms.

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