Spaced repetition

How Spaced Repetition Can Boost Your Child's Learning

Do you want your child to remember more of what they learn and spend less time studying? If so, you might want to try a simple but powerful technique called spaced repetition.

Spaced repetition is a learning method that involves reviewing and recalling information at optimal intervals over time. This helps your child's brain form stronger and more lasting memories of the material, and reduces the amount of forgetting that occurs naturally over time.

Spaced repetition is based on the scientific finding that our memory decays over time unless we actively review what we have learned. This decay is shown by the forgetting curve, which was first discovered by the psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus in the 1880s¹.

The forgetting curve shows that we forget most of what we learn in the first day, and our memory continues to decline over time unless we practice what we have learned at intervals. By spacing out our repetitions, we can counteract this forgetting and improve our long-term retention.

Spaced repetition can be applied to any type of learning, from vocabulary words to math formulas to history facts. It can also help your child transfer their knowledge to different contexts and apply it to new problems².

Spaced repetition is especially beneficial for children with memory problems, such as those with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease. Studies have shown that spaced repetition can help these children learn new names, faces, words, and concepts with the help of their family members³⁴.

To use spaced repetition effectively, you need to plan your child's review sessions carefully. You need to consider the following factors:

Spaced repetition is a simple yet powerful technique that can boost your child's learning and memory. By using it regularly and consistently, you can help your child achieve better results in less time.

Matical Orange internally by keeping a log of learning results, inside learning sessions and and prioritizing on the facts that are not reliably memorized yet. Future versions of Matical Orange will use my own Spaced repetition learning algorithm for learning sessions, and Bayesian cognitive modeling for planning learning sessions.

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