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# Millions, Billions, & Trillions

The winning nonfiction team returns with a larger-than-life math book that is sure to fascinate young readers. Huge numbers are hard to comprehend. This book explains quantities in terms children can understand. For example, one million dollars could buy two full pizzas a day for more than sixty-eight years.

Library Binding, 32 pages

Published
January 1st 2013
by Holiday House

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Reminds me of David Schwartz books How Much is a Million? and On Beyond a Million, an amazing math Journey.

Recommended.

Read this one to my grandson, 2nd grader, and he loved it.

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There are about one million granules of sugar in 1/4 cup.

The heads on ten thousand people together have about one billion hairs.

With a billion dollars, at five dollars a sundae, you could buy one thousand sundaes every day for more than five hundred years.

One trillion popped kernels of popcorn would fill two billion bags of popcorn -- enough for about si ...more

(Primary) Millions, Billions, and Trillions by David A. Alder

Twin Text: How Many Jellybeans by Andrea Menotti Copyright 2012

Rationale: I selected this book because it shows the journey of two kids who learn about large numbers through counting jellybeans. Emma and Aiden start out by requesting small amounts of jellybean and eventually get to numbers like one million! Sometimes, such big numbers can seem abstract to younger students, because they never face them in their daily life. This book als ...more

This is a really fun book to read aloud with children. I loved how the book put into context what each of these numbers really mean, so that when we talk about a million, billion, trillion (or even higher), we truly get a concept of what that stands for. The examples are tangibl ...more

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Core Curricular Tie: Math and Social Studies

How Could Be Used:

This would be a perfect book to introduce place value. It has visuals and helps kids understand how big these numbers really are. It also talks about in which ways these big numbers are used. It would be good for social studies because it talks about how important it is to understand these big numbers for population and what politicians are talking about when talking about government spending.

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Visuals are so important in math ...more

How Could Be Used:

This would be a perfect book to introduce place value. It has visuals and helps kids understand how big these numbers really are. It also talks about in which ways these big numbers are used. It would be good for social studies because it talks about how important it is to understand these big numbers for population and what politicians are talking about when talking about government spending.

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Visuals are so important in math ...more

A superb resource for math and science classrooms studying these really big numbers.

Such wisdom...and in a children's book.

We followed up on this with an animated video about the country's debt and deficit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7N-0...

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Adler was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics and education. For the next nine years, he worked as a mathematics teacher for the New York City Board of Education, while taking classes towards a master's degree in marketing, a degree he was awarded by New York University in 1971. In that same year, a question from his then-
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