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From: teresa75 (teresa75@ftc-i.net)
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 17:07:24 EST

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    Yes Constance, Ssme can but for others the mnemonics help. Different learning styles.
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      From: Constance Hughes
      To: 'Discussion list for TEACHING MATH, GRADES 9-12'
      Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 8:06 PM
      Subject: RE: [Channel-talkmathhs] mnemonics

      What's so hard to understand 3 major relationships? Sin, cos, tan? I myself can never remember all the mnemonics-what if they can't either? These kids can play computer games that'll knock your sock off-can't they recognize a few ratios?

       

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      From: channel-talkmathhs-bounces@learner.org [mailto:channel-talkmathhs-bounces@learner.org] On Behalf Of Jennifer Gwilt
      Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 5:04 AM
      To: channel-talkmathhs@learner.org
      Subject: Re: [Channel-talkmathhs] mnemonics

       

      A friend told me that they used Sohcahtoa which you pronounce Sock-ah-toe-ah

        ----- Original Message -----

        From: Don Flynn

        To: channel-talkmathhs@learner.org

        Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 10:22 PM

        Subject: Re: [Channel-talkmathhs] mnemonics

         

        I had learned "Oscar Had A Heap Of Apples" for trig functions sine, cosine and tangent as opposite side, adjacent side and hypotenuse, myself in high school.

         

        Then one student offered "Some Old Hippy Caught Another Hippie Tripping On Acid", which while contrary to our drug use policy at school is very catchy for students.

         

        I tried "Some Obese Heifer Cow Always Had Taken Others Alfalfa" but it wasn't nearly as effective.

          ----- Original Message -----

          From: teresa75

          To: channel-talkmathhs@learner.org

          Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 4:32 AM

          Subject: [Channel-talkmathhs] mnemonics

           

          What are some mnemonics or memory devices that you use in you math classroom? One I came up with for my students is that you have to use the Law of Cosines in SASSy triangles to help them remember SAS and SSS is when the LOC is necessary.

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