Since words are easier to remember than numbers, you construct a word from each group of numbers and then memorize the word(s)
I would like to learn numbers by words, for example:
1=apple 2=red 3=tree 4=for 5=hive 6=mix 7=heaven 8=eternity 9=...
Is there a standard for the first 1000 numbers from 0 to 999 so you can easily remember large numbers by memorizing some words or stories?
I found this article at wikihow.com, but it is not universal enough. One comment explained it very well:
The idea is that instead of memorizing a number like 5467 (which is random to your brain and will most likely be forgotten in time), you come up with a system of associating that number to a word, and then using a mnemonic device to remember the word, in effect remembering the number. 9167 = BDJK. Since vowels don't count, you can plug them in in anyway to make the letters a word or group of words, like "BaD JoKe". If 9167 is your friend's apartment number, just picture him telling you a "BaD JoKe" - then you remember BDJK, which converts to 9167, etc.
If you string them together, you can make stories out of long numbers. I memorized Pi up to 1,000 digits this way.