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# 158 REMEMBERING NUMBERS

## Check-out: exercise your

memory for numbers
Now that you are familiar with the techniques, lets assess your memory for
numbers once again. To score a higher percentage than you did for the check-in
exercises, try using the chunking method and Number-Association System when

## 14: Airport pick-up

You are a chauffeur working for an international company. You are asked to pick up 4
What can bring
clients from the airport who are arriving from different cities around the world. Memorize back the dead,
the 4 ight numbers so that you can check the arrivals board at the airport. Try using the make us cry, make
Number-Association System. When you are done, cover up the numbers and solve the us laugh, make us
riddle in the time-lag box. Afterward, try to recall the ight numbers. young? Its born
in an instant and

TOKYO ________________

T O K Y O V S 6 2 3 4 MUMBAI

M U M B A I A I 1 5 2 3
M A D R I D I B 9 3 1 6
C H I C A G O A A 4 1 6 7 CHICAGO 2 points for each ight
number recalled

## 15: Speed demons Speed of light =

The speed of light and the speed of sound are two terms that 186,282 mi/sec
have become part of our daily parlance, but do you know what
the actual speeds are? Well, now is your chance to memorize Speed of sound =
these numbers. You may want to chunk the numbers. Once 1,126 ft/sec
youre done, cover up the numbers and take a 5-minute break.

Sound

Light 1 speed: 2 points
2 speeds: 4 points
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## 16: Banking details

A part of your job involves communicating with banks abroad. To do so, you need
to memorize the codes that identify these banks. Lets say that the two banks you
communicate with the most are identied by the codes written below. Memorize
these using the chunking method. When you are done, cover up the codes and nd
your way through the maze. Afterward, recall the codes.
A:

A:

206987

B:

B: 1 code: 2 points
2 codes: 4 points

## 17: Friendly neighbors

You are having a friendly chat with a couple of ladies numbers. When you are done, cover up the numbers
at the local caf, and during the conversation you and, on a separate sheet of paper, list as many different
discover that they live in a street close to yours. Use the types of cakes as you can think of in 2 minutes.
Number-Association System to memorize their house Afterward, try to recall the house numbers.

A: B:

A:

629 136 B:

1 house number: 2 points
2 house numbers: 4 points
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## 18: Online library

Can you name
every time you request a book online, how about using the chunking method to
an English word
memorize the number? When you are done, cover it up and try to answer the
that has three
question in the time-lag box. You have 1 minute. Afterward, try to recall the number. consecutive
double letters?

_______________

90
84
20
839

3+ errors: 2 points
12 errors: 4 points
no errors: 5 points

## 19: Eventful years

Below is a list of years in which a signicant event
occurred. Try using the Number-Association System
to memorize each year and event. When you are
done, cover up the dates and, on a separate sheet
of paper, take 2 minutes to recall a signicant
event in your life. Afterward, write down the
year next to the picture relating to the event.

## 1886: The prototype recipe of

Coca-Cola is created.

## 1940: John Lennon, founding

member of The Beatles, is born.

## 1964: The Rolling Stones arrive in

New York to begin their rst tour
in the US.

## 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the

rst man to set foot on the Moon.
2 points for each year recalled correctly
Check-out: exercise your memory for numbers 161

## 20: Sophies new number

Your granddaughter calls to give you her new phone
number. Will you be able to memorize it? See if
chunking helps. When you are done, cover up the
phone number and, on a separate sheet of paper, list
6177454977
as many childhood friends as you can remember in
2 minutes. Afterward, try to recall the number.

3+ errors: 2 points
12 errors: 4 points
no errors: 5 points

21: Tuning in
Do you sometimes nd it difcult to remember the frequency of radio stations? A: Wolf is to pack as tree
is to __________
The Number-Association System may be useful here: try it with these 3 radio
B: Cat is to kitten as plant
stations. When you are done, cover up the frequencies and solve the analogies
is to __________
in the time-lag box. Afterward, try to recall the numbers of each frequency.
C: Spin is to dizzy as re is
to ____________

648 AM
105.7 FM
93.4 FM

1 frequency: 2 points
2 frequencies: 4 points
3 frequencies: 6 points

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## 22: Uncle Freds area code

Uncle Fred has moved to California. Can you memorize his new ZIP code? Use the
chunking method to give the number more meaning. When you are done, cover up What always runs
but never walks,
the number and solve the riddle in the time-lag box. Afterward, recall the ZIP code.
often murmurs,
never talks, has a
bed but never
sleeps, has a
mouth but never
eats? ___________

d
e Fre
Uncl

l i f ornia
C a
2 1016
3+ errors: 2 points
12 errors: 4 points
no errors: 5 points

## 23: Card verication

During regular online security checks on credit cards, numbers below. You may want to use the Number-
the system often asks for the last 4 digits of the card Association System to boost your memory of them.
number instead of the whole series. So its wise to When you are ready, cover up the numbers and take a
memorize these digits. Lets practice with the 4-digit 5-minute break. Afterward, try to recall the 4 numbers.

6532 945
1

48 4361
12 card numbers: 2 points
3 card numbers: 4 points
4 card numbers: 6 points
Check-out: exercise your memory for numbers 163

## 24: Utility bill 25: Eating cake

Below is your account number for paying the water bill. Try to memorize the number of calories in each cake
Can you try to memorize it? See if the chunking method pictured below using the Number-Association System.
helps. When you are done, cover it up and gure out in Then cover up the information and take a 2-minute
the time-lag box what the 5 objects overlapping each break. Afterward, ll in the calorie gure for each cake.
other are. Afterward, try to recall the number.

t Iced ring
hnu
doug doughnut
Jam
z):
(2.6 o (2.5 oz): 268
al
252c cal

ie
Cherry p
Fruit scone 390 cal
Sponge cake (3.2 oz):
(1.4 oz): 126 1.9 oz): 243
cal
cal

2203458720

## Iced ring Fruit scone

doughnut
Jam doughnut Sponge cake

Cherry pie

2 points for each calorie
gure recalled correctly

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