Prior-learning dependencies flow between Maths GCSE subject domains

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  1. Douglas Hainline says:

    What is needed — perhaps it’s been done already — is some research on the optimal time periods — which may differ among individuals — between mastering a concept (say, simple ratios) and rehearsing it so that it is not forgotten.

    Ideally earlier-learned concepts would be seamlessly extended into newly-learned ones, as when vector problems include ratios.

    But if this can’t be done naturally, there ought to be some mechanism whereby it just can’t happen that, say, 6 months passes after a pupil has learned how to add fractions, before he or she has to do it again.

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