Mnemonics can be defined as "a technique of improving the efficiency of the
It sometimes means "a system to develop or improve the memory",
implying a specific set of routines to achieve this improvement, but the first
and wider definition is the one used here.
How to memorize?
Have act out a multiplication fact story.
Draw a multiplication fact story picture with glue, and then sprinkle colored
glitter on it.
Use colored pencils to illustrate a multiplication fact story.
Use crayons to illustrate a multiplication fact story.
Use finger paints to illustrate a multiplication fact story.
Have draw the characters from a multiplication fact story on a deflated
balloon with fine point permanent markers. b
Have the students design a banner for each multiplication fact. Each banner
should include the fact and the picture. Display them around the room.
Have compile the artwork or fact charts into a multiplication fact book.
Have sculpt clay models of the objects and characters used to remember a
multiplication fact story.
Have color the multiplication coloring pages and organize them into a coloring
Use graph paper to design a cross number puzzle using the multiplication
facts. (A cross number puzzle is a crossword puzzle with numbers instead of
Have use chalk to illustrate a multiplication fact story.
Design a mobile using the pictures from the multiplication fact stories.
Divide a large bulletin board into many smaller bulletin boards. As you
add new multiplication facts, display the studentsí drawings on the sections
of the bulletin board.
Create a giant mural of the multiplication fact stories.
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Eidetic memory (Photographic memory) found in 5% children. These children can
remember an entire page of writing in an unfamiliar language after only seeing
it for a short period of time. Only a few have eidetic memory in adulthood.