Tip of the Week

November 21, 2016

Use mnemonic devices to aid memory

To help assist with memory, try mnemonic devices. A mnemonic device is a phrase or rhyme that can be used as a memory tool. There are many common mnemonic devices like “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” to help remember the order of operations in math (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction), and the rhyme “Thirty days hath September…” to help remember the number of days in each month. Some students may also choose to venture out on their own and develop personal mnemonic devices to aid their memory. The possibilities are endless and they can be fun (and empowering) to create!