Cheat sheets aim to substitute for memorization, and I hate it when my students memorize things. I define memorization as learning an isolated fact through deliberate effort. Memorization is a frontage road: It runs parallel to the best parts of learning, never intersecting...Overreliance on memorization is like most problems in education: systemic. One teacher can't topple the tyrant's statue alone. But she can begin to chip away at the base.
What are your thoughts on the role of memorization in education?