How to Memorize Formulas

By braniac

If you're taking math, physics or chemistry, you have to do it. Here's how to memorize any formula.

Calm down. You'll get this.

Write the formula down several times on a piece of paper.

Close your eyes and try to say the formula out loud.

Make a mental picture of the formula. Most formulas, especially the quadratic equation, have a distinctive shape that you can remember like you'd remember a picture.

Work several practice problems using the formula. Application always helps with memorization.

Group the formulas you've learned into lessons. One group for a particular chapter, and another group for a different one. It's kind of like a filing system for your brain.