A decagon has ten sides

A decagon has ten sides

There are 12 in a dozen

There are 12 in a dozen

Pentagons do not always tessellate

Pentagons do not always tessellate

Five squared is twenty five

Five squared is twenty five

There are 12 months in a year

There are 12 months in a year

A trapezium has one pair of parallel sides

A trapezium has one pair of parallel sides

19 is a prime number

19 is a prime number

Nine nines are eighty one

Nine nines are eighty one

A million has six zeros

A million has six zeros

See above ten phrases which need to be memorised. Each time the blue play button is clicked a phrase will be removed from the collection. The aim of the activity is to write down the exact the phrase after it has been removed. After the last phrase has been removed all ten phrases are then shown in the order they were removed so that accuracy can be checked. The auto play button removes phrases at thirty second intervals (the time interval can be changed - see below).

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• S Johnson, The King John School
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• We recently had an afternoon on accelerated learning.This linked really well and prompted a discussion about learning styles and short term memory.
• Mrs O'Hagan's 2nd yr class 2Q, Holyrood Sec School Glasgow
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• Holyrood sec school Glasgow, Mrs O'Hagan's 2nd yr class
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The phrases, in the order they disappeared, will be shown in the panel at the top of this page at the end of the game.

Note to teacher: Doing this activity once with a class helps students develop strategies. It is only when they do this activity a second time that they will have the opportunity to practise those strategies. That is when the learning is consolidated. Click a button below to play another version of this game or play the same game again (the phrases will disappear in a different order)

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For many pupils the initial task of memorising ten items is far too difficult. You can make the game easier by removing some of the items with the blue button before you present the pupils with this activity.

The auto play feature removes phrases after a certain number of seconds (30 seconds by default). You can vary that time interval if it is not suitable for your class here:

Auto Play: Remove phrases every

Note that the first phrase is removed four seconds after pressing the auto play button despite the time interval set for the rest of the phrases above.

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Here is the URL which will take them to a student version of this activity.

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