Tip of the Week

January 4, 2016

Acronyms aid memorization

Use acronyms to help remember important terms and processes. When your child has a group of terms or steps to memorize, take the list and arrange them so the first letters spell out a word that he can remember. For example, PEMDAS can help students remember the mathematical order of operations (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction). To learn the colors in the spectrum, try the acronym ROY G. BIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet). Some acronyms, like those referenced here, are common; others will be personal. The key is that it makes sense and is memorable for your child