Educational Memory Aids 
What a child can remember is more important than what a child is taught
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Educational Memory Aids

Educational Memory Aids will give you the techniques and tools to teach children basic reading and math skills. For over 25 years, we have applied the science of mnemonics to helping children learn and retain these foundational skills.

A Brief Overview of How Mnemonics Work

     "Mnemonics are based on the principle that the brain is a pattern-seeking device, always looking for associations between the information it is receiving and what is already stored.  If the brain can find no link or association, it is highly unlikely that the information will be stored in  long-term memory.  Unfortunately, this scenario is relatively commonplace in the classroom(Wolfe, 2001).

     The brain has trouble storing information that it can not associate with pictures, such as letters and numbers. Mnemonics create rhyming links or associations that give the brain an organizational framework on which to hook new information.  Educational Memory Aids first started developing memory aids for math and phonics in 1985.  Since that time we have developed and copyrighted a memory aid program that can be built upon as students advance in subject matter.  View our memory aid flash cards, posters, art activities, lessons, and stories that make learning math facts and phonics fun and easy!

I look forward to brining these memory aids to your students and children to help them develop their basic math and reading skills.

Sincerely,

Susan Jones, Educator, Author, Illustrator

Presidential Awardee Mathematics

Toyota Tapestry Ambassador State of Arkansas

Christa McAuliffe Fellow

Read what other teachers are saying about Educational Memory Aids
"I have enjoyed using the memory aids for math. They made teaching the math fact more fun. My student really liked the math memory aids, too. I would display each poster as we covered each math fact. My student would continually refer to the posters as they were learning the fact. I think it helped them memorize the math facts much quicker than in past year. I plan to use the math memory aids again next year. I am looking forward to seeing how next year's class does. I also displayed the vowel digraphs. It helped having them up for the children to see."

"I have been teaching 23 years and never has teaching reading been so exciting. We not only used the story cards and art activities, be we also added our own little dramatic touches. Teaching vowel rules was a breeze. The early stories and creative touches sparked such creativity in my first graders that they were writing their own stories shortly after Christmas. An educational reading specialist visited my room in February and was absolutely overwhelmed by the expression and drama my children used in their regular daily reading lessons. She wanted to video them. She couldn't believe first grader could do this. Although I had a low ability group the materials helped us finish within average range in national norms on the MAT-6 Test and what fun we had doing it."


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