Is memory alone responsible for success in this challenge? Explain.
(No. Although memory is essential in recalling the locations
of flipped cards, "chance" also has a role. You can get lucky
and turn over pairs without knowing the value of the cards.)
Does a card's position affect your ability to recall its identity?
(Most likely, since some positions are memorable. Often the
corners are memorable positions that make recall easier.)
Suppose you marked one pair of cards with identical symbols instead
of numbers. Would this affect memorization? Explain.
(The "uniqueness" of the pair identity would help you recall
What trends did you observe in this memory game? How could they
be explored with additional research?
(Accept all reasonable answers.)
An acronym is a very common memory device. It uses an abbreviation
that takes the first letter in each word to be remembered to form
a new word. Check out the familiar acronyms below. What do they
stand for? NOTE: Some acronyms use two letters from one word.
RAM Random Access Memory
CPU Central Processing Unit
PBS Public Broadcasting Service
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
SCUBA Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
RADAR Radio Detection and Ranging
SONAR Sound Navigation and Ranging
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration