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this isn't a belief, really - just the way it has always been for me ......when I visualize numbers, they are 3-dimensional and have specific colors: 5; is red; 6 is blue; 3 is yellow; 4 is brown; 2 is gray; 8 is pink; 9 is very pale gray and 1 and 10 are white; 11 is also a light gray...............after that color doesn't bear any relation to numbers for me.
Like Lena, katy, Bewildered (and somewhat like Ericka) I too have always associated digits with colors. 0=white, 1=gray, 2=red, 3=green, 4=yellow, 5=brown, 6=maroon, 7=silver, 8=blue, 9=orange. Letters of the alphabet, too. I recently read about the brain condition synesthesia, in which senses are mixed, and wonder if this is related.
when i was in kindergarten i used to think that 100 was the highest someone could count!
[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.
Zero and Zorro were easily confused words.
Of course you can't divide by Zorro! It's not a number!!!!!!
I come from Norway. When I was a child I believed that twenty and seventy was the same number, they sounded alike to me, in norwegian. So when I was told to count to a hundred I counted ...28,29,80,81...
When I was little I used to think that when you counted the numbers went 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10---- then 11-19 was replaced with one-ty like twenty or thirty. It went ten, onety-one, onety-two, onety-three... and so on!
i dont remember what 1-19 were, but 20-29 were yellow, 30-39 were green, 40-49 were blue, 50-59 were red/pink, 60-69 were lighter green, 70-79 were orange, 80-89 were darker yellow, and 90-99 were dark red, or something like that
I used to believe that all the numbers up to 20 had different personalities, like 5 had 4 children (1,2,3,4) and she was married to six who was always getting attacked by 7. This is how I remembered my math problems.
I once counted to ninety-ten. I think it was a moment of absentmindedness, which are cmmon with me, but you can never be sure...
I used to believe that 100 plus 100 is 1000 as I couldn't figure that anything as large as 100 could NOT result in 1000!
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
when i was little, i used to count one, two...twenty-nine, twenty-ten, twenty-eleven...
I used to believe ther was a "One-teen" and "Two-teen"
Like this: Nine, Ten, Oneteen, Twoteen, Thirteen...
I had a friend one time who thought "one pillion" was the highest possible number. There is no number higher. I said to him, "All right, then how about one pillion one, one pillion two, one pillion three...". Then he said, "Aw, shut up."
I used to think that there were only 11 numbers (0-10) and that everyone only lived 'till the age of 10.
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.
When I was in Kindergarten I used to believe 100 was the biggest number.
I also have the habit of associating numbers with colours (see: Katy). 3 is yellow, 4 is orange, 5 is red, 6 is purple, 7 is grey. I'm not sure about the others.
I also forgot to mention that 9 was a guy. He had a crush on 8. (I'm remembering more and more about how I thought all numbers had personalities and love triangles)