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Sound Off!
Sound Off! “Tricks” Work!

Ann E. West 

February 2014, Volume 107, Issue 6, Page 408

Abstract:
The use of mnemonic devices, or “tricks,” in the mathematics classroom has been criticized by some authors. However, when used in the proper context, such “tricks” can be extraordinarily helpful in motivating students and helping them remember procedures while understanding concepts and mastering appropriate mathematical vocabulary.

Keywords:
Article
Algebraic Thinking / Pre-Algebra Concepts
Communication
Grades 9-12