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Avoid 3rd Grade Math Anxiety in the Fall

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Avoid 3rd Grade Math Anxiety in the Fall

Going back to school means building on the concepts learned last year. But what if your child was a little shaky on some of those math concepts? Avoid 3rd grade math anxiety in the fall by knowing which concepts your child should master by the end of the summer. There are several areas which can be extra-tricky for…

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10 Memory Techniques to Boost Students’ Learning

Today I am sharing ideas from an article I read in The Guardian, Teacher’s Network,  by Jonathan Hancock*, world renown memory expert, author and teacher. Remembering information isn’t something that just “happens”, it is a technique. As teachers, we provide lots of hands-on methods to help children understand the concept, and yes, they get the…

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Remembering Proper & Improper Fractions

BLOG Post 08/17/12 – Remembering Proper and Improper Fractions

I always love using pictures to illustrate a difficult concept in math. My third grade students often had a hard time remembering the difference between a proper and improper fraction. At least until I got the bright idea to turn it into a visual. We talked about whether it was proper (or right) for a…

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Memorize the Countries of the World by Drawing

BLOG Post 11/11/11 – Memorize the Countries of the World by Drawing

I recently found the most amazing book Mapping the World by Heart by David J. Smith, that teaches students (5th grade through college) how to learn the names and locations of 190 countries in the world. And if that isn’t enough, the student is able to draw and label all the countries including rivers, mountains…

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How to Develop a Super Memory

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Have you ever had someone ask you the name of a movie you recently viewed, and suddenly a thought passes through your head, “Oh no, I don’t think I remember!” And of course you can’t remember it!  Negative thoughts or remarks are memory killers. It’s like we suddenly tell our brain, “Don’t  recall the information.”…

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Memorize the 7 Continents with Easy Memory Tip

BLOG Post 08/04/11 – Memorize the 7 Continents with Easy Memory Tip

It’s easy to remember a list of things if you have a plan. Let’s say we want to remember the 7 continents in the world: Africa Antarctica Asia Australia North America South America Europe   Step 1 – Analyze the list. Four continents begin with the letter “A”. Two other continents begin with “A” but…

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Memorizing States & Capitals is Fun!

Making it Fun for Kids to Learn I just received the nicest comment about “Let’s Memorize States & Capitals” cards. This is why I love what I do. (Making memorizing fun.) I spent a lot of time thinking about how I could associate the state name with the capital name. I tried different stories and…

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Learning Liquid Measurement

BLOG Post 07/04/10 – Learning Liquid Measurement

Do your kids struggle with learning liquid measurement? Do they have trouble remembering how many cups, pints and quarts there are in a gallon? Here’s a memory tip for learning liquid measurement. As students draw the large G tell them this story: In the kingdom of Gallon there were 4 Queens (Q is for quarts.…

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Visual Vocabulary Memory Tip

BLOG Post 04/26/10 – Vocabulary Memory Tip

Learning the meanings of new vocabulary words often stress kids out!  Make it easy on them.  Try making an association or rhyme and drawing a little picture to illustrate the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary words. Kinesthetic learners need to act out the words in order to remember.  Not sure which learning style they are?  Take…

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What on earth are Mnemonics?

I have no idea who came up with this word, mnemonics. 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…

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