tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2235572516146440536.post2402149838594751836..comments2013-09-11T00:48:53.173-04:00Comments on One-Room Homeschool: Ch. 1: TIME TO GET STARTEDSusannoreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2235572516146440536.post-22269332144277070272009-08-22T16:52:38.492-04:002009-08-22T16:52:38.492-04:00Good point, S.E. I think memorization of the math ...Good point, S.E. I think memorization of the math facts by drill is just about the last vestige of the old "learn by rote and drill" way of schooling. It's become fashionable to argue that it's not as important to "know", as it is to "know how/where to find out". There's some truth to that, of course, but I agree with E.D. Hirsch that we need to "know", too. You can't be looking basic information up all the time! Imagine if you didn't know those multiplication tables your teachers drilled you in, by heart. Some kids don't! Maybe they don't simply because the memorization that was encouraged, but not drilled, in the classroom, as you point out, didn't actually take place. That's why I write so much about Recitation -- it's where you proved you really had memorized what you were supposed to have memorized!Susanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01885303777676189527noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2235572516146440536.post-25671743999156011162009-08-22T01:31:38.653-04:002009-08-22T01:31:38.653-04:00I understand what your saying completely. It is t...I understand what your saying completely. It is the same with math. I remember being drilled daily and spending huge amounts of time memorizing multiplication tables. There is less focus on that now. Many elementary classrooms encourage memorization but do not drill and allow calculators.S.E.http://www.blogger.com/profile/02063642540910170334noreply@blogger.com