Making learning stick with mnemonics!


I love using mnemonics when I am teaching. It just makes learning stick!

Mnemonics is connecting the unfamiliar to the familiar by using the first letters of words to make new words that the student can easily relate to. For example, many of us grew up learning about the five Great Lakes in the US by using the mnemonic HOMES- Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior.

I compiled the mnemonic devices that I have used the most in the past 20 years of teaching into this packet:
  • mathematical order of operations
  • division procedures
  • roman numerals
  • liquid measurements
  • mode & median
  • conjunctions
  • parts of an atom
  • planets
  • Great lakes
  • main insect parts
  • vertebrates
  • colors of the rainbow
  • lines and spaces of the Treble staff and Bass clef
Just use these posters as visual reminders when teaching these concepts.


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Enjoy!

1 comment:

Ms.Jasztal said...

These are GORGEOUS. :) Thanks for sharing! This makes me think of the mnemonic my aunt told me about six years ago: George Elliott's Old Grandmother Rode A Pig Home Yesterday. Mnemonics are GREAT! - Victoria