How to Memorize Numbers with the Major System

Learn how the major system helps you to memorize numbers by turning numbers 00-99 into mnemonic peg words and picture associations.

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The major system helps us to be able to take any 2-3 digit number and create an image association out of it to help remember a long sequence of numbers in the correct order.

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How to Memorize Numbers Series


We use our body to help us keep track of the consonant sounds that the major system gives each number. So what you want to do is choose 9 spots on your body and 1 from your environment.

Here they are (Make sure to visualize these parts with their given number and name. It is very important for future purposes.. Visualization is KEY!):

  • 0 = Sand
  • 1 = Top (For Top of Head)
  • 2 = Nose
  • 3 = Mouth
  • 4 = Ribs
  • 5 = Liver
  • 6 = Joint (For Hip Joint)
  • 7 = Cap (Knee Cap)
  • 8 = Fibula (For Shin Bone)
  • 9 = Ball (For Ball of Foot)

I recommend for you to close your eyes and visualize these body locations in your mind. It helps to sink it deep into your unconscious mind for faster memorization. Go forward, backward, and by number. Ask yourself, what was the 3rd location? What about the 7th location? And the 9th spot on your body? What was that?

Now, after you have that memorized, let me show you what’s the next step.

We have to take the Consonant sounds from the First letter of each of the words.

Here are the Consonant sounds for each number:

  • 0 = S, Z, C (Soft)
  • 1 = T, D, Th
  • 2 = N
  • 3 = M
  • 4 = R
  • 5 = L
  • 6 = J, Sh, Ch (soft), G (soft)
  • 7 = Ck, K, G (Hard), C (Hard)
  • 8 = F, V
  • 9 = B, P

What you have to do next is throw in some vowels when creating a picture for a number.

For example, the number 25 has the consonant sounds N for 2 and L for 5. To make a picture out of that, you add some vowels, NaiL..

From now on, the number 25 represents a Nail! What you have to do is Visualize that NAIL as the NUMBER 25. I will show you how to take this Technique and turn Every Number from 0-99 into a Picture.

Once we have turned every number into a Picture I will show you how to Memorize Numbers.

I have created these Flash Cards below with some fun game options so that you can learn these Consonant Sounds for each Number much more quickly.

I’ll see you on the Next Video: Numbers 0-9!