As per a request, I will share you my journey how I memorized the first 200 digits of pi.
First of all I searched about mnemonics.
Since a child, I have been a visual learner, so I looked for a way to memorize numbers with images or a story I could see and memorize.
After a little research I found this website:
I read it in german.
There were numbers and for each number an image.
I memorized all 00-99 images with numbers.
That time I was only a beginner and it was the first time I have ever seen memory techniques or mnemonics.
I searched for pi and chose to memorize the first 12 digits.
I wrote them down and split them into several numbers.
I began with 2 digits and used the major system in order to turn numbers into images.
After that, I memorized the next 2 digits, and the next and so on.
After 12 digits I memorized the whole story and linked them together.
Several days later, I told a friend about memory techniques and he was curious.
He wanted to test me, and after I recited the first 12 digits, he forced me to a challenge.
“If you could memorize 200 digits, I will buy you a Döner (food in Germany) for free.” (he said that with sarcasm)
So, went home and thought about that.
How the heaven do I memorize 200 digits of pi?
Then, I got an idea.
I wrote all 200 digits of pi on a letter (don’t have it anymore, or I think I don’t have it anymore ;() and split them into a lot of pieces.
Piece after piece I have turned numbers into images and memorized a story that linked to the last story.
I recited it dozens of times.
After that, to make sure I could memorize all digits without fail, I recited them again and again, so that I can’t forget them even if I want to…
Also, I want to say that, I was completely new to mnemonics and used them for the first time.
The idea to write that post came from @tusharvjoshi
Thank you for reading this post and I hope to see you next time.