Comparisons were made of teachers' classes to see what effect memory aids had on over-all achievement scores. Scores were eliminated for comparison if teachers ranked their classes higher or lower in ability from one year to the next. This program was funded to assist school districts and Education Service Cooperatives with staff development, as well as, evaluating the effects of incorporating visual and tactile "hand-on" association techniques into existing reading and math programs. Susan Jones traveled over 6,500 miles and conducted 30 workshops training over 2,000 teachers in memory aid techniques. As a follow-up, achievement scores were evaluated to determine the effectiveness of this program. Stipends were paid to teachers who agreed to evaluate reading, math, or both.
Comparisons were made of teachers' classes to see what effect memory aids had on over-all achievement scores. Scores were eliminated for comparison if teachers ranked their classes higher or lower in ability from one year to the next.
The average over-all percentile gain comparing the same teacher's Class Summary scores from one year to the next after having used memory aids in similar classes was 15 percentile points in reading and 14 percentile points in math!
Educational Memory Aids will give you the techniques and tools to teach children basic reading and math skills. For over 30 years, we have applied the science of mnemonics to helping children learn and retain these foundational skills.
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. Applying mnemonics to elementary Math and Reading concepts unlocks faster learning and retention.
Educational Memory Aids first started developing memory aids for math and phonics in 1985. Since that time we have developed 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!
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