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To this day i can still think of numbers and picture what color they are...1 is red, 2 is blue, 3 is yellow, etc.
these come in no particular order.
I used to belive that 11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 and 19, were said like , onety-one, onety-two, onety-three, etc. like twenty-two, etc.
I used to believe that the numbers had personalitys and had relationships with each other.
1-- was competing with 2 for 3's love.
2-- was competing with 1 for 3's love.
3-- was the object of affection of 1 and 2.
So to make them happy, I would make the number 132.
4-- loved 6
5-- didn't like the 4 loved 6 and tried to break them up
6-- loved four
5 was my least favorite number so he never got a pair.
10-loud, fun, outgoing. 9's sister.
I did the same with colors.
Because I could only count up to 100, I used to believe the biggest number was 100, so therefore big items like cars and houses cost $100.
A friend once told me at the age of 5 that the biggest number was called 'infinitytrouble' (?). When I told this to my sister (who is ten years older than me), she didn't believe me, and told me that there wasn't a biggest number at all, and I didn't believe her.
I used to think that there were only 11 numbers (0-10) and that everyone only lived 'till the age of 10.
When we learned how to spell out numbers, I had the weirdest problem where I thought they were spelled like '6ix' or '5ive' or '9ine' or '7even' etc. I couldn't see the error at all. I still think they look good that way.
When I was 4 or 5 I thought when you wrote down a number above twenty you combined numbers to get it. (example - 46 would be 406.
When I was little, I used to give the numbers personalities.
1 had two personalities - he was either a bit mean and didn't talk much to the other numbers; or he was a very talkative, funny number who liked to joke around.
2 was male, and was sensible and stopped the other numbers from fighting.
3 was a sweet little girl who liked to dance.
4 was a male toddler who ate baby food and picked his nose.
5 was male, and always liked to party and have fun.
6 was female, and was more serious that the other numbers.
7 was male, and was a really kind number who got along with every number. He liked to joke around a lot.
8 was a fat boy who liked to eat food all the time (maybe because 8 sounds like 'ate')
9 was a beautiful lady who was really powerful and was looked up to by all the other numbers. She was also very kind, and was friends with 7.
10 was female, and was a kind old lady who took care of the other numbers.
When I began learning about algebra, I didn't understand what was so hard about it or why there were so many problems. Once you knew that "x" was the 24th letter of the alphabet, why did you need to solve for it? It would obviously always just equal 24.
I thought that algebra just meant memorizing which letter (a-z) coordinated with which number (1-26). Don't we wish life was that simple?
When I was little I didn't know that "a couple" meant two so when my teacher told me to pick out a couple pieces of candy I just grabbed a handful and hid it.
When I was younger I thought a dozen meant the same thing as a lot and so when I was in first grade we were supposed to collect coins for some charity and I asked my uncle, he asked how many I wanted and I said a dozen, and that was when I learned a dozen equaled 12
When I was little I thought that numbers stoped at 110 and had no idea what came next until one day I was talking on the phone (I dont know who to) and I asked what came after 110 and of course they answered 111 then I realized you could count as far as you wanted
I used to believe that if you counted up to any number above thirty or forty, it could be 100 at any given time. Like: "38... 39... 40... 41... ONE HUNDRED HERE I COME!!!"
I add genders to numbers and letters. Here is the list:
1,2,3,5,7, and 8 are male.
4, 6, and 9 are female.
A, K, P, Q, R, V, W, X, and Y are female.
B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, N, O, S, T, U, and Z are male.
After I heard the joke "Why was 6 mad at 7? Beause 7 8 9 (seven ate nine)" I thought 7 was the meanest number ever and 9 became my favorite number because I felt bad for it.
When I was 4 years old my brother told me that when you count backwards, you don't count the number 4. I think I believed him.
[i went to a french school, btw]
When I was in 1st and 2nd grades, I was convinced that however you said the numbers, was how they should be written, as in, the number twenty-two, should be written 202 [20-2]
if you wanted to write 22, you should say two-two.
I was adament that this is how it was, and would throw crying fits when my teacher tried to tell me otherwise.
i used to belive that 1 to 10 were the only numbers and all others were made up.....