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Numbers went up to 100 then restarted at zero.

Anon
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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.

Meredith
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I used to believe that a couple could mean two or three.

Anon
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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.

Mahoney
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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

wacko
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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.

Allie
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I used to believe that if 1+1=2, then 2+2=3

Anon
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i used to believe that in math two numbers added together they would equalthose two numbers together ex. 6+3=63

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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."

Anon
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I used to think that the abbreviation lb (for pounds) stood for Lilla-blams (like Kilograms)

Jake
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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.

Go figure.

I still see them as that...

hehe.

13
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i uase to write my #s like 3d 3d1 3d2 5d4 etc!

anm
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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. :-)

Anon
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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!

Lily
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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.

Anon
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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

Anon
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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!!!

Anon
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I thought to count to one thousand you did 1-100, then 100-199, then came 1,000.

Anon!
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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.

zooey
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That 1/4 was bigger than 1/2

Anon
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