Got Any Mathematical Mnemonics?
August 28, 2008 12:12 PM Subscribe
Do you have some mnemonic you came up with to help memorize formulas or concepts in mathematics (particularly for university math)? Or was there a different way of looking at a concept that really helped it sink in?
posted by Proginoskes to Education (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for things that you might have come up with yourself that aren't so common or widely used. For example, when I was trying to memorize the formula for integration by parts, I always thought about the fact that uv was like "uv rays" and vdu sounded like "video." Or, when I learned about span, the professor compared vectors to colours and said that the span of "red" and "yellow" would include all the shades of orange.