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  • Judy Schulten

38. Play with the numbers.

Updated: Jan 26, 2020

Learn the numbers to 100. Then learn the ordinal numbers: first, second, twentieth, and so on. Count backwards.

Learn the words for “add, subtract, multiply, divide, percent.” Numbers are so important in everyday life that it will pay big dividends to feel easy using them.

Practice writing numbers as you hear them, maybe on talk radio. If you have a conversation partner or Spanish-speaking friend, ask them to dictate telephone numbers to you in Spanish. It’s surprising that it’s much more difficult to hear, understand, and write down numbers than words.

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