Valoyossa wrote:

I'm visual thinker and I learned basic math many years ago, but I remember this. I imagined dots and I... oooh, I'm visual, so I have to draw it

I saw blurred somethings in my mind, like on the picture. Later I could imagine the numbers.

Valoyossa! That is so cool! That's EXACTLY how I envision certain numbers. I've never seen anyone else describe it.

I do arithmetic differently though because my teacher wrote out the digits across the front edge of my desk and I'd sort of slide my finger back and forth to add and subtract. So there's this sort of mental sliding I do for +/- and chunks of digits I work with for multiplication and division.

Tenzinsmom, I also had a sort of illustrated workbook with cool pictures of animals and cartoonish characters interacting with the math problems. Each problem was visually separated by a rounded box and there was lots of negative space. I loved that book and I think it really helped me get into math from the beginning.