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5-Minute Diagrams
This review game is quick, non-threatening and fun. Best of all is that it doesn’t require any preparation or grading! Read about this technique that works for almost any grade or subject matter.
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Math Songs
I was tutoring a student, and I came up with a song to help her remember how to handle integer operations. I had found such a song for addition/subtraction on the Internet. We made up one for multipli...
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Message of the Day
I have my computer connected to my large TV screen. I recently set my screen saver to say one main idea that I want the children to remember for the day. The TV is reminding them every minute of our m...
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Mnemonics for Memory
Here are some mnemonics to help your students remember the important stuff. * HOMES (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior) * Does McDonald's Sell Cheese Burgers? (Divide, Multiply, Subtract, Compa...
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Numbers Bee
You’ve heard of the Spelling Bee, but Mr. Saborio’s class plays a game called Numbers Bee. Use this game to teach young students basic number recognition and older students place value, fractions and decimals.
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Prove It!
Prove It is a reading game I play with my students and advocate for parents to play at home too. It is more than a game. It is a vital step toward learning to gain meaning from text by skimming. After...
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Screen Savers
My teacher station computer is connected to my classroom TV, and I change the screen saver weekly. I usually use the Marquee Screen Saver to say something that I want my students to remember for the w...
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Secret Number
I use this idea to reinforce basic math concepts. One student (leader) secretly writes a one, two, or three digit number on an index card. The rest of the class sets up individual chalkboards with a h...
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Song Formulas
I have had good luck helping my math students remember important formulas by writing songs about them. They usually think it's silly until it comes in handy when they are taking a test. Sometimes we'l...
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Story Map
Many students have difficulty coming up with writing topics. A memory nudge idea I use to great success is called a 'Story Map.' I model this for my students by drawing a bird's eye view of a place th...
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