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Numbers went up to 100 then restarted at zero.
In first grade, I distinctively remember the teacher saying 'We're going to learn about odd and even numbers... 7 is odd' some kid near me asked -to anyone listening- why 7 was odd. I answered 'of course 7 is odd, look at it.' I had the idea of odd and even numbers, but I thought the odd ones were the weird looking ones.
I used to believe that a couple could mean two or three.
Even numbers were the goodies and odd numbers were the baddies.
Two even numbers added together would get along fine and make another even number. (2+2=4)
Two odd numbers added together would fight and an even number would then come stand there when they had killed each other.(3+3=6)
An odd with an even would fight but the baddie would win because he was strong. (2+3=5) I was always a little scared of this.
I worked all this out in about year three, then was amazed to find it came in useful in year 9 maths. To this day I think of the odd numbers as being antisocail.
i used to believe that one dozen was the same as one thousand ifound out that it was 12 when i was in 5th grade
I used to believe that numbers were made in a factory. The employees worked there 24/7, constantly typing up really long numbers and pressing the "Enter" button, therefore sending the new numbers out of the factory and into our brains.
I used to believe that if 1+1=2, then 2+2=3
i used to believe that in math two numbers added together they would equalthose two numbers together ex. 6+3=63
When my cousin was 5 or 6, he would always ask me questions like "is 10 bigger than 2?" etc. One day he asked me "Is the whole world bigger than 700?" I said that it was, and he thought for a second, shook his head and said "It's too big."
I used to think that the abbreviation lb (for pounds) stood for Lilla-blams (like Kilograms)
I used to believe numbers and letters had genders. They were all family too.
1 was a boy.
2 was a girl.
3 was a boy.
4 was a girl.
5 was a mean ugly girl that looked like a boy.
6 was a girl.
7 was a tomboy. Lol.
8 was a boy.
9 was a boy.
10 was the smart and strong boy.
11 was the smart and strong girl.
12 was a geeky boy.
13 and 14 were twins. They were very pretty girls.
15 was a sporty jock guy.
16 was the kool kid.
17 was the acoholic.
18 was the smartest.
I still see them as that...
i uase to write my #s like 3d 3d1 3d2 5d4 etc!
Before I entered kindergarten, I used to believe that 11 and 12 should have been eleven-teen and twelve-teen.
Why not? There's thirteen, fourteen and so on...
I figured the entire group should match. :-)
I used to think that a few meant the same thing as a couple. Those two were also the same as a dozen. So my dad often got mad at me for that!
A few years ago my teacher said that his daughter thought that 20, 21, 22 etc. were pronounced "two-ty, two-ty one, two-ty two" and so on.
I thought a "couple"(as in, 'a couple of towels') meant 3 or 4. My kindergarten teacher asked me to get some paper towels from the bathroom once, I asked her how many, she said a couple, I said so, 3 or 4 right, she said no, a couple means 2.
looking back, i should've known. I mean, 2 ppl going out r a couple, so a couple would logically equal 2.
btw, i know this isnt funny or anything but i dont have anything else
Until I was four or five, I always thought that since 1+1=2, 2+2 must equal 3. I insisted I was right until I finally learned to add properly and had a lot of arguments with my dad about this, who tried to explain it without laughing. I now am in 7th grade honors math!!!
I thought to count to one thousand you did 1-100, then 100-199, then came 1,000.
When I was 6 I thought my maths teacher was stupid because she wrote the plus sign the wrong way round.
It took me a while to grasp multiplication.
That 1/4 was bigger than 1/2