A Number Recall Starter Of The Day

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Topics: Starter | Memory | Multiple Intelligences

  • Mrs. Fischl, Port Hope, Ontario
  • Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • "I would like it to wait a little while longer before the number is revealed."
  • Ian Clark, Port Hope High School, Ontario, Canada
  • Friday, October 22, 2010
  • "Ian would like to see the number in its entirety. It is easier for him to remember chunks of numbers rather than one digit at a time."
  • Team 24, Rio Real School, California
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013
  • "We loved the memory game!"
  • Transum,
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • "We would really like to know what is the greatest number of digits pupils are able to remember in a number. Does 'chunking' (splitting the number into groups of three or four digits) help? Has anyone tried using a mnemonic method? What is the record for your class?"
  • Mr Shepherd, The St Lawrence Academy
  • Thursday, October 1, 2015
  • "I studied Bruno Furst's legendary memory enhancement course years ago. Passing on the basics to a year 10 allowed him to memorise a of forty pictures, in order, for a history test - much to the amazement of the humanities dept. The same technique can be used for almost any number of items / digits etc. by anyone who cares to train themselves. (eg. Pi to 250,000 places is all based on the same system.)
    Record for remembering lists in class was a year 9 student in my last year's 3 class who successfully recited 30 items (randomly chosen by individuals in the class) in order after a two minute period of silently studying the list. Impressive."

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