Math Mnemonics: Strategies, Devices & Memory Tricks


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What would be a good math word association from the word ''alligator''?

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1. The word ''GUESS'' is an example of a(n) _____.

2. ''SOH CAH TOA'' represents a(n) _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quickly review some tricks that math teachers can incorporate to help students memorize math facts with this quiz/worksheet combo. You could try taking the quiz before and after viewing the lesson to check what you knew and what you retained from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

On this quiz, you will be expected to:

  • Note what the word 'alligator' could be used for in math word association
  • Understand what the word GUESS would be an example of
  • Identify what device 'SOH CAH TOA' represents
  • State what '2 times 4 eight a lion' would exemplify
  • Select the term that best describes a trick to help with memorization

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as which term is used to describe a memorization trick
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of the word 'alligator' in math word association
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what GUESS and SOH CAH TOA would be examples of

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more, simply access the lesson titled Math Mnemonics: Strategies, Devices & Memory Tricks. You can review such details as:

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