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Re: When I count, I think of numbers as...

by mikeraz (Friar)
on May 28, 2005 at 11:57 UTC ( #461325=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to When I count, I think of numbers as...

When I am counting things, like how many people in the room, I select chunks or groups of them. My grandfather taught me to do this while herding cattle.

Grandfather: How many we got?
Me: One, two, three . . .
Grandfather: Don't count 'em one at a time. It's take all day. Watch, three, seven twelve ...

So I look for a three and a five and a whatever other group my brain can recognize and sum up. The vocalized numerals come later.

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