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Investigating distributed practice as a strategy for school students learning mathematics
Spacing or distributed practice is a prominent learning strategy that is related to the so-called desirable difficulties. With distributed practice, a given learning duration is interrupted by at least one break of variable length. In contrast, with massed practice the same total time is spent learning, but without interruption. There is a rich body of empirical evidence proving the positive effect of distributed practice on the retention of verbal material. Beyond rote memory, however, the empirical grounds regarding ...