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Why the Memory Joggers System Works

Today I thought I’d show you why the Memory Joggers Systems work so well. I used proven memorization principles with all my products. Multiplication/Division Addition/Subtraction Memory Tips for Math Book Memorizing States and Capitals.   You know how hard it is trying to teach instant recall of facts. You try flash cards and the only students…

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The Power of Memorization in Teaching

You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem and Smarter than you think. A. A. Milne (Author of Winnie-the -Pooh) Children thrive on inspiration. Actually, everyone is touched by words, good or bad. Think about your own experiences and how words have affected your direction in life. I remember when I was going…

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Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words Book Review

Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany by Jane O’Conner Fancy Words equal a  scintillating vocabulary. As a teacher, when I spot appealing books that also are teaching tools, I’m hooked! There is one word for each letter of the alphabet. What I love about this book is the appropriateness for a broad…

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5 More Journal Writing Prompts

Here are 5 more inspiring writing prompts to get your students thinking…. 1. “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.”  What do you think that means?  What about judging people by the way they look? Write about a time you thought bad things about someone and it wasn’t true. 2. “To me, the greatest pleasure…

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Journal Writing Prompts for May

Journal writing is the best way to teach students to express themselves. It’s short, to the point and if there are thought provoking questions, children  are inspired to begin the habit of writing a few sentences. With time, the sentences become paragraphs and children are aware of their opinions. When I was teaching, writing a…

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Easy Ways to Remember Division Vocabulary

It’s hard to remember the meaning for divisor, dividend, quotient. I’ve come up with rhymes and pictures to simplify the vocabulary and make it easy to recall. It’s hard for students to remember which is which. Try this rhyme to memorize the definition of “Quotient”. Quotient – “Kwo-shunt” What a funny word, The answer to…

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Magic Triangle for Distance, Speed, Time, Word Problems

Math Magic Triangle

Use the Magic Triangle for Distance, Speed, Time, Word Problems I love this visual for solving distance (d), speed (s) and time (t) word problems. This image is easily remembered and it’s simple to use. Have students draw a triangle and put in the letters in alphabetical order.  Add the multiplication sign and try some…

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Geometric Shapes Song

Geometric shapes

Geometric Shapes Song Songs are an amazing tool to use in teaching, as most of you know. The rhythm and melody are a natural way for the brain to remember. This song to helps  children remember the names of common geometric shapes. I immediately added it to my list of memory tips and made it available…

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Memory Tips Improve Math Skills

BLOG Post 10/28/13 – Memory Joggers Products – Just to Clarify

I thought I’d write this blog to help visitors understand the differences between my products. As you know, I’m a teacher and I developed all of my products while working in the classroom. I could tell first-hand how well they worked. When I retired I started my business, Memory Joggers, to share my success with…

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Short-cut Subtraction for Problems with Zeroes

BLOG Post 08/23/12 – Short-Cut Subtraction with Zeros

Don’t you just hate trying to subtract 99 from a number like 4000? And teaching it is even more difficult. You find you have to regroup several times.  Here is an easy way that I never knew about growing up.  Say you have a problem like the ones below.  Here’s the secret. If you rewrite the problem…

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