This is an easy way for visual students to remember liquid measurement. Making associations and seeing this visual concept, puts the information into children’s long-term memory!
Learning how to memorize math terms with pictures, stories and rhymes, makes life much easier! Check out my site for “know how” solutions. Look through my Memory Tips for Math book to see if this is something that would help your child gain a little “know how.”
July 4, 2010 3 Comments
I have no idea who came up with this word. It’s pronounced “ni-mon-iks.” It means “something intended to assist the memory, as a verse or formula.” No matter what a crazy word it is, the process works!
Do you remember “In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” We’ll never forget that date, will we?
Mnemonics work because the brain stores information in patterns. And rhymes (being a pattern), are one of the most effective ways to memorize things. Say your child is having a hard time remembering 6 + 7 = 13. Try this rhyme:
6 plus 7 is 13
Playing on a soccer team
13 minus 7 is 6
I got hit like a ton of bricks!
Add a picture like the one above and memorization is easy! The rhyme helps the audio learner and the picture is remembered by the visual learner and the kinesthetic learner absorbs it all by getting his body involved clapping out the rhyme. The reason this mnemonic works is because all three numbers of the addition and subtraction fact are being repeated and the brain is storing them together in long term memory. So fun and easy!
Try it out!
December 10, 2009 Comments Off
I always thought everyone used memory techniques to remember things. Not so! This simple little memory trick to remember a list of things works like magic, that is, if you have a crazy brain like mine.
This is how it works. Each number has a sound alike “peg” word. [Read more →]
November 30, 2009 1 Comment