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What does research say about practice?

What does research say about practice?

This video will explain how the previous weeks have shown that practice is one of the key features of Asian maths pedagogy, and will reinforce this by describing research on the importance of practice: practice makes perfect.

There are several sources that confirm this importance. Work by Rittle-Johnson and colleagues shows how procedural fluency goes hand in hand with conceptual understanding: practice leads to understanding, understanding reinforces meaningful practice.

These insights also align with research on ‘deliberate practice’ and ‘the worked example effect’: presenting more worked examples will help create the skills needed for solving mathematical tasks.

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World Class Maths: Asian Teaching Methods

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