At the end of this lesson you should: At the end of this lesson you should: Learning Outcomes : How to improve our memory. All: Know how to create a mnemonic Most: Know at least two ways to remember information Some: Be able to extend the technique to include more information. 15 May 2008
Have another go but this time work with a partner and use the sheet provided. Look at the sheet for ten seconds and then turn it over and see if you can remember the objects. Try activities 2 & 3 on the sheet, can you remember more? (15 minutes)
Your brain has a short term memory that can hold 7 items or chunks of information. To increase that you need to allow it to create a story or rhyme which it can place items in. The rhyme is called a mnemonic
A mnemonic works by using the first letters of the things you want to remember and creating a sentence. Try activity 4 on the sheet, see if you can create a better mnemonic for the colours. (10 minutes)
Try activity 5 on the sheet, see if you can create a mnemonic or a story for the lists on the sheet. (10 minutes)
Plenary : Be realistic? I have learnt … Target for next lesson … I am still unsure about … Strategy … June 3, 2009 (10 minutes)
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