Customary Units-Length Math Mnemonic
Memorization of Customary Units of Length is always a struggle for my students. This mnemonic helps students practice length measurements and gives them a resource they can bring with them wherever they go-their own arms and hands! Each body part that is referenced is close to the distance named (inch, foot, yard). Although not perfectly accurate, it provides a great visual comparison of about “how far” that distance would be and is useful for identifying reasonable units of measurement. Because it is too long of a distance to show a mile, jogging in place reminds students of a “really long distance” they have to run in gym.
This product includes a condensed page for teachers, a poster for students (for classroom display and/or an interactive notebook resource), and a script for teachers to explain mnemonic motions to students.
Check out our Flying Pig blog: Dance, Jump, Fly, Soar which highlights The Flying Pig YouTube Video showing you how to do the Customary Units of Length Mnemonic Motions: The Flying Pig Blog: Customary Units of Length
MOTION IS ESSENTIAL! Movement increases oxygen and epinephrine flow to the brain, captures student focus, grows brain cells, and enhances cognitive processing. Mnemonics are most effective when repeated seven times in an initial lesson and then reviewed every day throughout a unit. If you see it, hear it, do it, and repeat-you will remember it. Most importantly, IT MAKES LEARNING FUN! ENJOY! -The Flying Pig