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Learn ASL in 31 Days: Numbers Refresher #1

Lots of people have contacted me to let me know that ASL numbers just aren't working for them.

I get it, I do. Numbers can be the hardest signs to understand receptively. They can get lost in the midst of signs and all of a sudden you realize you missed something.

I'm going to break down the numbers for you into smaller segments and then go over them and do some practicing with you! I'm hoping that numbers will become much easier for y'all.

Learn ASL in 31 Days: Day 12:: Money, Money, Money

I've got good news and bad news. Bad news: numbers are involved. Good news: money is  involved.  That was clear, wasn't it? *eyeroll*

We're going over money signs today. Not ALL money signs include actual numbers and brain cramping. The even better news, no one has to know how much money you have/don't have.

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Tips

For Cents

  • This sign was derived from "common sense" "good sense" -- not at all money related, I know!
  • It's best to start your index finger at the forehead then bring it down to the amount

 

For Dollars 

  • You can remember it by your hand smoothing out a dollar bill
  • Or by your hand going over a dollar bill like a money clip (because we all have one of those...)

 

For Thousands and Millions

  • Each time your hand hits your palm is like a comma.
  • 1,000 = 1 comma
  • 1,000,000 = 2 commas  -- make sure your hand moves forward on the second tap
  • make sure your bottom palm is facing fingers forward/front, with fingers together.

 

The practice number at the end highlight here for the answer → 5,423,705   Just highlight like you were going to copy and paste the text (click and drag your mouse) to see the hidden answer. Oh yeah, I'm THAT cool. 

 

Here are a few practice sentences to try:

*If you don't know the sign yet, just fingerspell it for now.

MY HOUSE COST 6,314,981

TOMORROW I GO STORE BUY PINK SOCKS

EVERY-FRIDAY MY MOM PAY-ME $5

I WANT MY MOM PAY-ME $20

 

Practice Suggestions

  • Take out a receipt -- and now sign each of the prices going down the side.
  • Making up random amounts of money can be a simple and fun way to practice your numbers.

Have the numbers videos open so you can click through to see what numbers are which if you forget.

 

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Are you struggling with any of the signs? Let me know in the comments so I can help you out!

Learn ASL in 31 Days: Day 10:: Numbers Review + Math Game

  Y'all are telling me you don't like numbers!  I get it, I really do.

I'm a bit heart broken, but I'll live...

We're going to work on numbers, but only as a review. You're going to learn a math game.

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Uh-oh. Did I just say MATH!?!

I must be the devil's child.

 

If you can add and subtract, you can do this game.

If you can't, well, then that's okay. You can learn with this math game.

 

Today I'll be doing a number review of just numbers 1 - 30 and then I'll do a math game after that to help you practice your numbers a bit.

 

It's not going to be painful, you'll probably even enjoy yourself!

 

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Remember, if it's too fast, just pause the video to give yourself some time to think.

You can also sign along with me if it helps you.

 

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Did you do okay?  I bet you did better than you thought you would.

 

After doing the review you can now go back and focus on only the numbers that you're still struggling with.

 

Signing numbers and having them signed to you are two different things. You've got to stand in front of a mirror, or video yourself signing the numbers in a random order. That way you'll get practice in seeing what they look like.

 

 

 

AFTER you've done the math game I have an answer sheet here for you to download to check yourself with!

Don't cheat!!

 

Click here >>> math game answer sheet

 

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Learn ASL in 31 Days: Day 9:: Numbers 20 - 100

  I think some of y'all want to rabbit punch me after yesterday's numbers. You're going to have to put on your big kid pants today because I've got MORE numbers for you today.

Did you miss out on yesterday's lesson? Don't start doing a victory dance now... you've got to go back and learn those numbers first! I'll wait here for you.

Scared??

Now don't go running off!  It's not too bad, I swear!  I go into the signs with more detail than yesterday. Hopefully that helps you some more!

 

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Today's lesson is about numbers 20 - 100.

 

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[wc_fa icon="exclamation-triangle" margin_left="" margin_right=""][/wc_fa] Something I didn't go over in the video is that with the 60's - 90's the numbers 61 - 65, 71 - 75, 81 - 85, and 91 - 95 are done in the same manner as 31, 41, 51, etc.

For instance: 

The number 6 then slide/hop over to the next number. 6 → 3 = 63.

 

  • You learned numbers 20 - 29.
  • Then 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100.
  • Then 31 - 39 (etc)
  • Doubles (33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, 99)
  • 67- 69, 76- 79, 86- 89, 96 - 99

 

 

Try not to be overwhelmed.

If you're struggling with yesterday's numbers concentrate on those.

 

Then take each above bullet point, one at a time, and master that one before you move on to the next.

 

 

Numbers are a lot of fun once you get the hang of them.

 

If your fingers, hands, or arms are getting tired take a break!

 

Shake out your hands and arms, rub them if need be, just let them be relaxed for a while before you start up again.

 

Sounds funny huh? Signing isn't a sport, right?  New signers can get burnt out quickly because your arm and hand muscles aren't used to working so hard.

 

Even interpreters have to take breaks and take good care of their arms and hands.

We even get massages to prevent injuries.  Want to be an interpreter now?  I bet!

 

Please, let me know which numbers are giving you a hard time and I'd love to help.

 

You've been dying to learn ASL forever! Now you can! You'll learn not only vocabulary, but also grammar and all the skills the go along with ASL. For FREE! Pin so you can have easy access to all 31 lessons

 

To get updated with each new lesson you can subscribe to the Learn ASL in 31 Days Newsletter, for free!

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What's been your favorite sign so far? Your least favorite?

 

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