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Re: How do you remember the number of days in each month?

by barrd (Canon)
on Sep 17, 2014 at 06:58 UTC ( [id://1100891] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How do you remember the number of days in each month?

Mnemonic devices save me :) So it's 30 days hath September...

Same for (UK?) lines of the treble clef, was taught this in primary school;
Every Good Boy Deserves Females

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Re^2: How do you remember the number of days in each month?
by chacham (Prior) on Sep 17, 2014 at 13:18 UTC

    Where did you go to school? :)

    The mnemonic according to wikipedia is: Every Good Boy Deserves Favour or Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge

      You don't even want to know how we were taught the order of the resistor band colors.

        Heh. Wikipedia has quite a few listed.

        I worked for someone some time ago and had to remember the bands. Though, i think i just remembered them from use. That's a bit unlike remembering months on the calendar which has no requirement to remember them to use.

        Here's an anecdote from first grade. Our teacher asked everyone "who wants to remember the month names?" and said we would be tested the next day. The next day, after everyone else, she asked me to say them. I told her that her question on the prior day made it elective and i didn't care. :) She told me i had to do them anyway. :( A friend of mine, Jason, right then taught me that his name could be used to remember July through November, which was hard for me. I still use his name as the mnemonic to remember those months.

        I found resistor color codes just easy enough to remember as they seem to be designed to be easy to remember. My teacher intended we use mnemonics but I didn't need any.
      Heh - I went to Primary school in Scotland during the 70's, before the days of crazy political correctness, teachers could still have some fun. ;)

      Chicago area during the 70s we learned Every Good Boy Does Fine.

      Funny how these things often take on a life of their own at some point.