In a previous post, I tried to show that learning the multiplication tables need not be daunting for children (or even adults). Here are a few odd methods and techniques that might also help.
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There seems to be some confusion about what the primary and secondary colours are. Well, it depends.
To help to remember the kinematic equations, it may be useful to know a little dimensional analysis.
Here’s something I noticed that might help people to remember the order of some of the planets – mainly the gas giants.
Beyond Mars are:
notice the initial letters in the order SUN away from the Sun.
Dimensional analysis (also used in Physics) can be used to check statistical formulae.
At school we had a saying with which to remember the trigonometric forms:
- , and
in a right-angled triangle, where
- is one of the other angles
- is the short side opposite the angle
- is the short side adjacent to the angle, and
- is the hypotenuse (the long side).
The saying was
Some Old Horses
Can Always Hear
Their Owners Approach.