Unit Poem Measurement Math Mnemonic
This mnemonic was a student request. My 5th graders wanted a “chant with motions” to help them memorize as many units of measurement as possible. This mnemonic includes time, distance, capacity, and weight for both metric and customary units of measurement. Intermediate aged students love the challenge of combining this poem with motion in a fast pace, rap-like, tongue twister. (Think "Go Noodle" with "Dr. Seuss" flair). I staple copies of this poem to my students’ interactive math notebooks, which they reference throughout the year.
This product includes a condensed page for teachers, a poster for students (for classroom display and/or an interactive math 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 motions for the Units Poem Mnemonic: The Flying Pig Blog: Unit Poem
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