Yesterday I started talking about ways of remembering numbers and today I will continue the topic. In my previous post I told you that it is much easier to remember a number if you associate it with some object. Today my tip for remembering numbers is this: change numbers to letters and letters to words. Before you try to change numbers to words you have to assign each number (from 1 to 9) a unique letter. You can start from the beginning of alphabet and do it like this: 1-A, 2-B, 3-C till you have paired each number with a letter. It is best to start from the beginning of alphabet because it will be much easier for you to remember the sequence of letters and numbers.
So, let us now take a random combination of numbers, for example, 321, which we would transfer to letters CBA. To remember them better, let us turn them into a phrase, each letter corresponding to a word. Let’s say we get: Central Basketball Association. So, when you need to remember a combination of numbers 321, you just bring to your mind this ‘Central Basketball Association’ and try to change the first letters of each word back into numbers.
To easy up the process you might as well make a visual association of the phrase with some images. Let’s say for word ‘Central’ you may imagine the central square of your city (or a shopping centre), for ‘Basketball’ you may imagine some basketball competition for kids in the square and for word ‘Association’ you can imagine Associated Press broadcasting the event for the entire world. I hope that after joining all these things together you will be able to learn numbers very fast. You simply have to make matches of numbers and letters, then letters and words and then connect the words with some visual images. Try to choose the versions of matches that fit you best.
Tomorrow I will continue my posts on how to remember numbers.
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