Multi-Sensory Learning

Learning facts is just one of the parts of schooling that never seems to go away.    The trick is to get them into the long-term memory well before they are needed in tests and exams.


This is Maths too

Maths was always a struggle for us through the Junior School.  Timed tests, learning tables,… it was all bad.  Our youngest found it all particularly difficult – I would ask ‘What is 4 + 3?” She would reply “mmmm maybe 9, or 8’.  This was made worse by her teachers not allowing her to use… Continue reading This is Maths too

Exam Time

Exam time is looming in New Zealand.  It starts with “mocks” then then real thing.  Our house is awash with post it notes, highlighted note pages, flash cards and practice tests… whatever works is our philosophy. Another website and resource that I can’t praise enough is  this site is absolutely brilliant for NZ students… Continue reading Exam Time

Periodic Table Snap/Memory

We’re still on Atomic Structure study.  We made a game to help reinforce the Element Symbols with the actual Elements.  This was to help with faster recall (and not having to sing the whole song every time she was working out an element) and confidence that she really knew them. We made a template (below)… Continue reading Periodic Table Snap/Memory