Yo. **What is Spaced Repetition? I like to describe it like this: it’s when you rope a skill back into your orbit right before you’re about to lose it.** You space your practice of skills so that they’re always timed as close to that about-to-lose it point as possible. That’s when it’s exciting but not overwhelming. Practicing a skill before this *Magic Moment *feels boring (why do I have to do MORE problems like this???- I GOT these.) Practicing it after this *Magic Moment* feels scary (ugh- I forgot how to do these!) Practicing right at this *Magic Moment* feels just right. (**the Goldilocks Principle!)**

So guess what RIGHT NOW is? **It’s the Magic Moment for practicing the math skills that you were doing in your class in the spring.** This doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Just pick ONE skill from the spring and do a mid-summer review of it. Make sure you still got it. (Some examples of ONE skill you might choose: reducing fractions, adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers, finding the slope from 2 points, using FOIL to expand the product of 2 binomials).

Two more gifts for all of you:

- A much more in-depth discussion of
**Spaced Repetition**. - A serenade by
**The Drifters (Ben E. King y’all!)**, who were clearly singing about learning math!