kitchen table math, the sequel: Perceptual Learning

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Perceptual Learning

There was a story in the New York Times yesterday about perceptual learning, and it brought up two things for me:

a) I was surprised (relieved?) to hear that I wasn't the only one who has trouble with fractions.

b) I had a breakthrough moment a few weeks ago when Catherine told me to break out the number line.



(Cross posted on Perfect Score Project)

2 comments:

Luke said...

Fascinating, but totally makes sense when I think back to Gladwell's "Blink." Interesting that we can, in way, speed the process up.

~Luke

gasstationwithoutpumps said...

I blogged on this article at
http://gasstationwithoutpumps.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/perceptual-learning/

The approach is interesting, but the study was done with way-too-tiny sample sizes.