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# how to remember formulas

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how to remember formulas

Guest Jun 9, 2015

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I tackle the problem a bit differently.

Firstly

I remember relatively few formulas.  I work most out from scratch, this is slower and it requires a different type of memorizing for if I had not semi memorized the working it would take far too long.  For me it is easier to semi memorize a logical procedure than it is to memorize the end result.

Secondly

I never wrote the formula out 100s of times BUT if I had to use a formula I never allowed myself to directly copy it.  At worst I would have it on a different page, I could look at it but then I had to reproduce it without directly copying it.  If I could not do this then I would write it on a peice of paper a few times first, until I could do it.

Third.

There are lots of tricks, poems, songs, etc to help you remember specific things.

Like SohCahToa for instance.   I have added to my collection of these since i have been on the forum.  If you have specific a problem remembering something then ask on the forum.  Someone may have a great idea of something that will work for you.

Last but not least,

The more you understand - the less you have to memorize!

Melody  Jun 10, 2015
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The method I used in high school was to write the equation hundreds of times, night after night, until it eventually stuck in my brain. I think it becomes sort of a rhyme or mantra that tends to generate itself in your mind once you start to say it. All you need is a pencil and a dozen sheets of blank paper. Try it!

Once you begin to make sense of maths, you'll find equations become easier and easier to understand and remember.

Good luck!

#2
+91509
+10

I tackle the problem a bit differently.

Firstly

I remember relatively few formulas.  I work most out from scratch, this is slower and it requires a different type of memorizing for if I had not semi memorized the working it would take far too long.  For me it is easier to semi memorize a logical procedure than it is to memorize the end result.

Secondly

I never wrote the formula out 100s of times BUT if I had to use a formula I never allowed myself to directly copy it.  At worst I would have it on a different page, I could look at it but then I had to reproduce it without directly copying it.  If I could not do this then I would write it on a peice of paper a few times first, until I could do it.

Third.

There are lots of tricks, poems, songs, etc to help you remember specific things.

Like SohCahToa for instance.   I have added to my collection of these since i have been on the forum.  If you have specific a problem remembering something then ask on the forum.  Someone may have a great idea of something that will work for you.

Last but not least,

The more you understand - the less you have to memorize!

Melody  Jun 10, 2015

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