How many kids struggle with the definition for “parallel”? Let’s make it easy for them. There are three parallel lines in the word!  Wow!  Just color them a bright color and exaggerate their size.  Whenever you exaggerate something and make it visual, the brain will remember because it is out of the norm!

Isn’t this fun?  Try the word “vertical”.  See if you can figure out a memory tip to remember that “vertical” means “an upright position.” These are the types of memory tips you will find in my book, Memory Tips for Math.

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