Tall, Dark, and Mysterious wrote about this student she has in her class who is actually a fairly typical student:

“I memorized how to do the problem you did in class, but then on the test you put a DIFFERENT problem, and you never showed us how to do THAT one, and it’s not fair! My method of doing math by memorizing formulas and then blindly applying them to problems that are identical to the ones I’ve seen has gotten me A’s until now, so what gives?”

Repeat after me: memorization is not learning. Learning has to be a higher level task.

Trouble is we get so many signals to that effect from teachers.

Hey, it wasn’t

astudent. It was most of them.It is my headache to tell the students not to seek standard answers from me.

I was going to reply, but I forgot what the post was about š