A Conversation for Mnemonics and Other Learning Devices

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Post 1

Lucrecia (Knight of an Unusual Amount of Healing Items, Movie Buff Extraordinaire - A809958)

These cannont be left out! All of us in the States had to learn them as kids in grade school:

ROY G. BIV = Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet, the colors in the light spectrum.

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas = Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, the order of the planets from closest to the sun to farthest from the sun.

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally = Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction, the order of operations in mathmatics.

If I think of any more, I'll let you guys know!

-Lucrecia


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Post 2

Mina

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My maths teacher made this up to help us remember how to work out Sine, Cosine and Tangent in triangles. Look at that, I remember the memory aid 16 years later. I've fogotten the spellings though. smiley - blush I also can't remember if they are divided by or multiplied by.

Sin = opposite/hypotenuse
Cosin = Adjacent/hypotenuse
Tangent = Opposite/adjacent

Easier to remember than SOHCAHTOA that my previous teacher tried on us!

On a musical note, and again I can remember the mnemonic but not the correct terms...
Notes on the spaces spelt face, and the ones on the (smiley - erm) lines was
Every Good Boy Deserves Favours. Hopefully I've remembered that correctly. smiley - smiley


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Post 3

Mina

Btw, it's Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain, although I don't know if he did or not. smiley - laugh I learnt that one many years after I'd heard of the scientist Roy g. Biv as mentioned above. smiley - smiley


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Post 4

Lucrecia (Knight of an Unusual Amount of Healing Items, Movie Buff Extraordinaire - A809958)

Those music notes are for the treble clef only!

Bass clef went as follows:

Spaces= All Cows Eat Grass or All Cars Eat Gas

Lines = Good Boys Do Fine Always

Another way to remember the lines on the treble clef was Empty Garbage Before Dad Flips!


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Post 5

Mina

Thanks for adding that Lucreica, I knew my knowledge was very holey there. smiley - ok


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Post 6

PQ

Sin/Cos/Tan etc - we learnt using:
Silly Old Harry
Caught A Herring
Trawling Off America


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Post 7

Lucrecia (Knight of an Unusual Amount of Healing Items, Movie Buff Extraordinaire - A809958)

How to remember what order one writes the sharps down in on when writing the key signature on a piece of music:

Fried Chicken Goes Down Awfully Easy Baby

And for the flats:

Big Elephants Always Drive Grey Cars Fast (or the reverse of "Fried Chicken")


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