flash card


Definition of flash card

: a card bearing words, numbers, or pictures that is briefly displayed (as by a teacher to a class) usually as a learning aid

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One local authority has created playing cards to help people get the hang of sorting — hearts for hazardous waste, diamonds are recyclables — while another has made flash cards for kids. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "What’s that hairy crab doing in your recycling? Shanghai residents struggle with new trash rules.," 29 July 2019 With the puzzles and flash cards accompanying the picture book, children ages 1 and older can learn first words and explore animal sounds and names of the adorable illustrations. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Experience Jimmy Fallon's Best-Selling Children's Books with Puzzles and Flash Card Sets," 5 June 2019 This is another way to practice math without worksheets or flash cards. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "Summer vacation is no time to stop learning," 15 June 2018 How to be curious Put down the flash cards and step away from the worksheets. Mary Caldwell, ajc, "6 things your child should know before entering preschool," 29 June 2018 Two groups received either the flash card or the talking kit. Felice J. Freyer, BostonGlobe.com, "Stopping a deadly bleed: it’s more complicated than you think," 9 May 2018 Your Baby Can Read was a series of flash cards, videos and books that purported to teach children from three months to five years to read. Erik Vance, Scientific American, "Sorry, Mom and Dad, Toys Cannot Supercharge Your Baby," 15 May 2018 On a recent Thursday afternoon, a couple of third graders opted for multiplication flash cards. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "'We all need to help our neighbors': Lewis program connects students with Fairmont community," 8 May 2018 He and Scottie Pippen quizzed each other using flash cards. Jesse Eisenberg, The New Yorker, "My N.B.A. Knowledge Comes In Handy," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of flash card

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flash card was in 1923

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English Language Learners Definition of flash card

: a card that has words, numbers, or pictures on it and that is used to help students learn about a subject

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