Mnemonic devices help students remember mathematical concepts and steps of math and classroom processes. They exist in many forms, such as acronyms, music, and rhyming, offering different ways to support retention in Short- and Long-term Memory.
Starting at 3:22, watch how this teacher uses a mnemonic device to support remembering the planets in the solar system. By creating a silly sentence, students can more readily recall the information from Short- and Long-term Memory. Creating such sentences can work for remembering different math rules such as those for metric system conversions and geometric formulas.
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Learn how Flocabulary creates engaging videos that sometimes include mnemonics. This memorable PEMDAS rap provides learners a mnemonic linked to music, which further helps with retention.
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