Presenters: Sally Kingsley and Connie Conroy, Howard County
This session went into the latest research and information from the book How the Brain Learns Math by David Sousa. (Because of copyright laws, only highlights of the session will be posted.)
The short term memory is divided into two sections, the immediate memory (about 30 seconds) and the working memory (which also has time limits). When things are put in your working memory, they are ready to be transferred to your long-term memory. Research shows that they are best transferred by rehearsal, a "less is more" approach, and through shorter periods. More information about this can be found in Sousa’s book.
Also in Sousa’s book, you will find great information on the stages of brain development, number knowledge at different age ranges, and the best times to learn math content. This book sounded like a great resource to have. I plan on ordering it when I get back home.