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Remembering 1 Number while calc the 2th

Posted By: phil simborg
Date: Monday, 9 June 2014, at 1:50 p.m.

In Response To: Remembering 1 Number while calc the 2th (Sebastiaan Kuijs)

I have two methods. First, if the count is 84, put one finger on the 8 point and one on the 4 point...the finger on the 8 should be a little farther in so you don't think it is 48.

Second, I learned a trick for remembering any number or a string of numbers. Long ago I learned a word that stands for every number, and then I have a visual story to remember a number:

1 is a gun

2 is a shoe

3 is a tree

4 is a door

5 is a hive

6 is sticks

7 is heaven

8 is a gate

9 is twine

0 is a hero.

So if I am trying to remember 56 I picture a bee hive and I throw sticks at it.

387: I see a beautiful tree and behind it is a gate to heaven.

94756: I take some twine to tie up the door because it's heaven to keep out the bees coming from the hive when the door sticks closed.

A visual story is easier for me to remember than numbers. Of course, with the backgammon count it is always much shorter and easier.

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