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Brain Magic Memory

Mathematics and Numeracy
Half Day Workshop
12:30 PM, Friday 14 Feb 2020 (2 hours 45 minutes)
TELUS Convention Centre - Glen Room 206
Location : TELUS Convention Centre - Glen Room 206

Memory is a sport that is growing in popularity, especially in Canada. I started using mnemonic strategies to teach math facts, spelling rules and music notes in a small-town elementary classroom before it was a thing. Years later I found others who knew these ‘brain secrets’ and memory competitions they took part in. To help kids practice their skills, I coached kids to use these same techniques memorize decks of cards, long strings of numbers and names of random strangers. For a few years, the top ten memory athletes in the nation were students from my own homeroom, including one who earned 4 national titles in 3 different memory events, with her first one at the age of 8. In 2019 I taught an entire K-6 school the times tables using these strategies and coached the largest memory club in Australia. Join me and learn strategies that can be learned by any child.

Learn how to use mnemonic devices and memory palaces to remember lists, numbers, names and even math facts. This session will help you to understand why we remember certain things more than others. You be able to focus a child's imagination, senses and life experience to remember abstract information. These strategies come from the strongest, fastest minds in the world, but can be learned by anyone.

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