One of my friend's house number is 256; when I saw it for the first time, the immediate thought which crossed my mind was "28" - in my case, there's no special trick needed for remembering that. But when your brain doesn't work with numbers the same way, how can you remember a (long) number? The another way is to have an eidetic memory. But if that's also not your case, you can learn a smart trick how to remember long numbers.

I've learnt this ages ago (and to be honest I don't need to use it often (I'm kind of good with numbers anyway), but it is sometimes handy for me, so why not to share it with you =)

Imagine you need to remember some reference number or any other weird nonsense number without any pattern (because patterns are cool, I bet no one would really have problems to remember for example ten digit number 1020304050, right?)
But how about this: 5031376710? It's also ten digits, but way too difficult to remember, unlike the previous example.

The long story short, just substitute every digit with a word which rhymes. It works in every language, I have set of rhymes in Czech, I'm giving you here suggestions for rhymes in English - feel free to adapt it to make it the most suitable for yourself.

0 = zero -> hero

1 = one -> sun

2 = two -> blue

3 = three -> tree

4 = four -> Thor

5 = five -> (bee)hive

6 = six -> chicks

7 = seven -> heaven

8 = eight -> plate

9 = nine -> (gold)mine

So when having random number you want/need to remember, just replace numbers with those rhymes and arrange them in some funny sentence:
5031376710 -> (bee)hive, hero, tree, sun, tree, heaven, chicks, heaven, sun, hero

"A beehive had been pushed down by a hero from the tree and while the sun was still shining on the tree, the heaven-chicks flew up to the heaven to tell the sun on the hero's misbehaviour."

That's one long sentence, indeed. You can split it or formulate differently, just bear in mind the right order for the words. That could cause sometimes the sentence(s) to sound a bit weird, because this time, we'll be twisting English instead of maths (hooray!), but this will help you to remember your number-sentence maybe even better...

And that's the whole trick. The more visualisation you use, the better and easier you will remember any long number.
And of course, it works for short numbers too. Even though here I rather think about mathematical bonds - thinking about powers, prime numbers, etc.

Hi, it's Veronika, your little maths helper and content creator of Your Maths Tutor.
I've always had a great relationship with maths so no surprise I got a maths degree and ended up teaching it full time - as an online maths tutor.
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