1. ## memorization

is it usually required in more advanced math to memorize mensuration formulas such as sphere and cone volumes. etc?

2. Originally Posted by furor celtica
is it usually required in more advanced math to memorize mensuration formulas such as sphere and cone volumes. etc?
Yes it is...

3. ## Definitely

Memorization is very useful in advanced mathematics. However beyond memorizing the formulas you need to know how to apply then, alter them to fit new situations, etc. I you memorize the basic formula like the area of a rectangle. width * length = area Then later you are given just an area and a width and have to find length. You must be able to adapt the memorized to fit the new data. So area/width=length. Without the understanding of basic algebra some people would be unable to solve this new problem. So make sure that you not only memorize put understand exactly what the formula does and its uses.

4. Memorization is essential. And understanding facilitates the memorization process. Math is a cumulative discipline - each concept is stack upon another. Here is a comprehensive geometry formulas list. Hope this helps.

5. Originally Posted by furor celtica
is it usually required in more advanced math to memorize mensuration formulas such as sphere and cone volumes. etc?