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# On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey

by
David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author),
Paul Meisel

Professor X and his dog, Y, teach kids how to count exponentially by powers of 10 (1, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, etc.), beginning at 1 and working all the way up to a googol (a 1 followed by 100 zeros) and beyond. Children fascinated by large numbers will be amazed how quickly they can count to really BIG numbers, and they’ll also find answers to questions like “What comes af
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Paperback, 32 pages

Published
November 13th 2001
by Dragonfly Books
(first published 1999)

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March 7, 2016

ETEC 540

Schwartz, David M. On Beyond a Million An Amazing Math Journey .llustrated by Meisel, Paul

This journey begins in a school auditorium where an out of control popcorn making robot is spewing so much popcorn that the children, who are setting up for an assembly, are “drowning” in it. The assembly will present Professor X and his dog, who will help the students understand the concept of large amounts and how to count them in an easy way, because even “Nu ...more

Read aloud- I think that there is too much going on in each page to read it aloud to the class. There are too many things for students to focus on when you are readin ...more

May 16, 2013
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My only critique of this book is that since it was first published in 1999, some of the data (specifically about the population of the United States and the world) is no longer accurate. Instead of 250 million people, the United States now has over 315 million people, at the time of our reading of the book. And the world has over 7 billion people, much greater than the 5 billion stated in the narrative. (see http://www.census.gov/popclock/ for more information).

Otherwise, this is a fascinating b ...more

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As a child, I was filled with a sense of awe as I contemplated the universe. The huge numbers of stars and their sizes and distances never failed to amaze me. With binoculars and magnifying glass, I also focused on closer subjects like birds, flowers, frogs and bugs.

But science and math weren't my only fascinations: I also loved bicycles, baseball, boats…and ice cream. Years later, on a clear spr ...more

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But science and math weren't my only fascinations: I also loved bicycles, baseball, boats…and ice cream. Years later, on a clear spr ...more

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