Cognitive Science Meets Pre-Algebra

studying mixed sets of related things — paintings, birds, baseball pitches — greatly improves people’s ability to make quick, accurate distinctions among them, compared with studying as usual, in blocks.

I’m a big believer in holistic learning. Mixing and mashing things, albeit difficult in the beginning, allows you to see the bigger picture.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.