Monday, March 5, 2012

A handy mnemonic

A handy mnemonic I am sharing with my students, with whom I’ll be watching King Lear in room 3290. How to remember the room:

Room 3290 sits at the northwest corner of the building. The northwest corner is the corner closest to Grant Avenue. Cary Grant starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. The title of that film comes from William Shakespeare. Shakespeare wrote King Lear.

Or just write down 3290.

Does anyone have a good mnemonic for seven o’clock?

A related post

[“I am only mad north by northwest” (Hamlet II.2). It’ll be the Great Performances production of Lear, with Ian McKellen.]

comments: 5

Sean said...

"William" has seven letters. :)

(This sounded much more clever in my head.)

Michael Leddy said...

Thank you, Sean. My students will find this very helpful. :)

Anonymous said...

For your numerate students, 3^2=9+0.

Michael Leddy said...

Someone will have to explain that one to me.

Michael Leddy said...

Sorry, Anon., I was thinking about something for seven o’clock and was baffled. I missed what should have been obvious — your elegant mnemonic for 3290.