“There are actually eight laws of learning. Demonstration, Explanation, Imitation, Correction, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition, and Repetition.
The importance of repetition until automaticity cannot be overstated.
Repetition is the key to learning. There is absolutely no substitute for repetition.
I believe in learning by repetition to the point where everything becomes automatic. … the best teacher is repetition, day after day, throughout the season.”
Please notice one thing: Our “season” for math learning is the entire year. And yes, our practice is daily – excepting for days of religious observance.
Notice that Repetition begins once the teachings have been correctly mentally integrated. THIS IS NOT ROTE MEMORIZATION.
These Eight Laws apply to learning the complex moves in near-professional basketball play – they apply as well to learning mathematics.