Congratulations to Sarah Pearson, who worked out that

**Rejoice heartily, your teacher has measles** (Music)

is a way of remembering the spelling of RHYTHM.

No one got the others, which were, admittedly, harder:

**LADPOCS** (Geography)

is a list of factors affecting the weather: latitude, altitude, distance from the sea, prevailing winds, ocean currents, clouds and rainfall, slope of the land.

**BODMAS** (Maths)

This is the order of working out a mathematical expression: brackets, of, division and multiplication, addition and subtraction. In other words, if you have to work out 2(4×6+2), then you first multiply 4 by 6 (=24), then add 2 (=26), then multiply the whole thing by 2 (=52). Which doesn’t seem to be in the order of BODMAS, but it made sense at the time!

**King Henry’s daughter makes delicious cream meringues** (Maths)

This one I’m sure of: kilometres, hectometres, decametres, metres, decimetres, centimetres, millimetres.

“But Miss, what if it’s grams and not metres?“

Then it’s: **King Henry’s daughter gnaws delicious cream meringues.**

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## 7 replies on “Mnemonics Competition – Answers”

I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t even understand the explanation of the maths one. I can’t help it, my wilful brain just refuses to comprehend anything to do with maths.

and you omitted the most common:

Richard of York won battles in vain

Hmm. I don’t know that one. But it’s almost like the colours of the rainbow, which I remember as VIBGYOR.

Gosh, even the answers are difficult. Like the rhythm one (have I spelt that properly!?) Thanks, Miriam 🙂

They were fun games and very clever.

You know…a mnemonic that I still use today is Never Eat Soggy Waffles to help me remember North East South West. It’s not nearly as clever as the ones you’ve posted but I just thought of it and wanted to share.

That’s a nice one, although you also have to remember to go clockwise. I remember that it spells the word WE