For instance, did you know that the latest neuroscience research indicates that "speed" is in fact detrimental to a child's mental pshyche? Karni, A., Meyer, G., Rey-Hipolito, P., Adams, M., Turner, R., Ungerleider, L. (1998).
Games such as "I have" which I have loved and used many times in class, can actually promote anxiety and create an aversion to maths in the long run.
I also learnt about the Centipede's dilemma as a result of automaticity disrupted.
Check out my maths story on this topic.
I have, as you may have noticed, left out the centipede. His expression (yes male) is for you to visualize :)
Based on the centipede's reaction, is it then a good strategy to disrupt automaticity in our students?! What do you think?