I’ve been scratching my head for a while now thinking up a method for encoding (into a mnemonic) maths formulas, but even after an hour of thinking about it I just can’t seem to pin anything concrete down.
So let’s brain storm! Maybe if we try to crowd think about a new technique for memorising formulas we might come up with something.
The formula I’ve been experimenting with is the quadratic one.
To stay on topic let’s all try to encode this formula.
Here’s some food for thought:
You can ignore the "X = " part
Variables can be any letter and you can almost memorise it just by taking out B B A C A and turning that into some sort of story like (a Big Banana Accelerated Toward an Antelope) and fill in the rest of the formula from memory by using this as a refresher of sorts, but it’s not a method that works 100%
I’ve thought of maybe assigning numbers to each maths symbol, for example
/ -> 11
Variables -> 90 or over
Then you can say 90109701195 and use the Major System to store that which would decode as A-B/C.
But there are a couple of problems with this, 1) it can becomes a large number meaning lots of loci space or a long story and 2) I’m not sure what to do about actual numbers which would get lost in there.
- Only other method I can think of is assigning a different image to each symbol and constructing a story out of that and placing them into locis but there may be interference from all the repeating images
Can anyone here think of any other methods? Or even just any random idea that pops into your head about this.