I vividly remember singing the quadratic formula in high school. I bet you learned a song to go with the formula also. Hum a few bars of it. I promise I won’t listen. Now, when is the last time you had to think about the quadratic formula? Do you still remember it? I learned the quadratic formula to the tune of “Rose Rose.” In fact, I think I learned the quadratic formula to several different tunes, though this is the one I remember best. I included a lovely version of the original song in the video below. Sadly, I could not find a version of the quadratic formula sung to this tune.
I think learning the song made a huge difference to my memorization. If I could have learned a song for my multiplication tables, then I bet I would have enjoyed math a lot more in elementary school. If you enjoy singing or mathematics then there is a fun website for you. Sing about Science and Math is a lovely, searchable, clickable collection of songs. You might be surprised at some of the fantastic pieces of mathematical artistry there are out there. Though not everything the site leads you too is golden, I recommend searching for “finite simple group” and watching what comes up. Enjoy!