How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math
Joyce Park stashed this in Science
Current approaches to teaching math emphasize understanding of concepts but perhaps at the expense of fluency. It's cool if a 6 year old can explain that addition and multiplication are the same by drawing a picture -- but if they can't ACTUALLY MULTIPLY WITHOUT DRAWING A PICTURE at age 16, it's gonna be a problem for everyone. A female engineering professor who didn't even take high school algebra until age 26 explains that memorization and repetition are the keys.