Mnemonic

Pronunciation: /nɪˈmɒ nɪk/ Explain

A mnemonic is something designed to help people remember something.[1] Mnemonics can be pictures, poems, stories, acronyms, or just about anything else.

Examples

Song

Quadratic Formula Song

Phrase

Phrase for Order of Operations

PleaseParenthesis
excuseExponents
my dearmultiplication and division
Aunt Sallyaddition and subtraction

References

  1. mnemonic. www.merriam-webster.com. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 9/3/2018. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mnemonic.

More Information

  • How to Memorize Anything. This is a list of ideas on how to memorize things. 3/12/2009. http://www.wilsonmar.com/1learn.htm#Memorization.

Cite this article as:

McAdams, David E. Mnemonic. 9/4/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/m/mnemonic.html.

Revision History

9/3/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (McAdams, David E.)
12/18/2009: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
7/27/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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