Last year we posted a blog with the title “Mneumonics Can Help You Remember.” We outlined how you can use “words”, acronyms and acrostics to help you remember very important information that you need to recall for tests and exams.

In Chemistry, you can use memory aids like “LEO the lion says GER” to help you remember that the Loss of Electrons is Oxidation and the Gain of Electrons is Reduction. In Physics, you can use the “name” ROY G BIV to help you remember the major colours of the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.

If you’re studying how to factor and solve polynomial equations, you will eventually have to work with the quadratic formula. Some math students struggle to memorize it. To those students we say, do not despair; we have an answer for you. Now, we’ve “discovered” a brand new memory aid on how to solve for x when given a quadratic equation (parabola) in the form of ax^2+bx+c=0. It’s in the form of a song. Yes, we said a song. It has long been known that one effective way to commit something to memory is to put it into a song. So now we fittingly present to you the Quadratic Formula Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2eVZFy9yzk&feature=youtu.be

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