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I used to think that the number 8 was a boy and that 7 was a girl
I used to believe there were numbers called "onety" and 'twoty." I thought "twoty-nine" came before twenty.
Until I was about 3 or 4 years old, I thought that the largest number was 18, and that there could only be 18 of everything. The first time I heard any number past 18 was once when I heard my mom counting to 20 (We were probably having a conversation about numbers), and I asked what the number "nineteennwenty" looked like.
When I was younger, I believed that times tables in maths were kids sitting at tables staring at clocks!
When I was in kindergarten, every Wednesday I went to this place where I visited this man who built obstacle courses for me to do. He also liked to spray shaving cream on the mats so we could write words and draw pictures in the shaving cream. One day we decided to write and solve some simple math problems in the shaving cream, and the guy wrote out one problem that really puzzled me. My brain did not certainly record my response, but I wall all like "What the heck? The letter A is not a number!" This was the first variable I ever solved for in my entire life.
When I was young I didn't get the whole concept of numbers or value of money. I thought that when you went to a store, you just gave them some money, and they gave you some back. I was very confused one time when my mother didn't get any change back, and acted like this wasn't a problem at all.
I Thought i was pretty smart as a young kid and liked to show off to my parents. On one roadtrip i wanted to show my parents i could count to a million, so i started counting and i knew up to 100 or so, but i remember my parents (maybe sick of my squeaky-voiced counting and "are you listening to me? Muuuum? Daaaad?") distracted me with a book i could write all the numbers instead
When I was a kid I thought there was a biggest number. I asked my mom and dadd what was the biggest number but they said there was no biggest number since you could always just add another zero. They tried to explain this to me multiple times but I just couldn't wrap my mind around it!
i used to think that my adopted mom, who even at the time was quite old, was actually 10 years old. i thought this because i could only count up to ten at the time, so i thought 10 must be pretty old. i also thought that i would become a grown up when i became 10.
Before I went to Kindergarten and was learning to count, I always left out the number 8: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10. And my mum and dad would always say (so they would tell me, as I don't remember this): "What ever happened to poor old 8?" And I apparently would have no idea. And strange enough, 8 is my favorite number today!
When I was in Kindergarten I used to believe 100 was the biggest number.
When I was younger, I used to believe that you couldn't count backwards unless you said "Zero, Blast Off!" at the end.
I used to believe that a hundred and one hundred were different numbers. When I was fascinated with counting that high, I always did a hundred first, then continued to count to one hundred.
When I was 4 I asked my mom what number came after 100. She said 10. Until 2nd grade, I would go "97, 98, 99, 100, 10, 11, 12.."
When I was very young I was convinced that there was a biggest number. And I was continually annoyed that no one would tell me what the biggest number was. I asked my mom all the time but she would never give me an answer. It seemed to me that if there was a smallest number (0) then there must be a biggest number too. I was extremely annoyed by this until I was 6 or 7!
When I was younger I use to believe that one plus one equalled a window
When I was about 5 or 6 years old, I thought, I could count up to 1 million. I counted correctly to 100, but then 101, 102, 103,.....108, 109, 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, ....1008, 1009, 1 000 000.
I actually thought, this was the right way.
I was very proud on this ability and always wondered, why I didn't get very much respect for this by grown-ups.
I believed as a kid that there were "Irish numerals" just like there were Roman numerals. And that the letters for the Irish numerals were S, H, N, and T. (instead of Roman numerals I, V, X, and L - those were the only ones I knew at the time - I learned C, D, and M later)
I used to believe that the abbreviation for pounds was pronounced "labs", and that the abbreviation for ounces was pronounced "Oz" (like the Wizard of Oz)
I used to think that if you wanted to count from 100 to 200, you counted "100, 101, 102..." and so on, until you got to 109. Then it was 200. That belief only lasted about a day or two.