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# Millions, Billions, & Trillions

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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.

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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.

For example:

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

2. 2nd grade-4th grade

3. This book introduces the concepts of bigger numbers to children. Putting these big numbers into simpler terms, Alder takes notions such as a billion and parallels it to how many grains of sugar is in 1/4th cup. Another example would be when he uses the notion of 1 million dollars and says that this amount of money could buy 2 full pizzas everyday for the next 68 years.

4. I think this book could be beneficial when learning about big numbers for children because the ...more

This book explains what a million looks like and a billion and also a trillion. All of these are big numbers and this book explains what it looks like. They use different examples throughout the book to provide the knowledge of what it looks like.

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I liked this book. I think this is a fun book and it can show children in a fun way what math is and what it looks like to have such big numbers

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I would love to have posters from this book in my classroom! This would als ...more

Very easy to understand concept on millions, billions, and trillions. A must-have.

(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

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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

This was a really cool math book that relates the readers to their everyday lives'. It's simplistic and the kids would be able to read this book well, even if they don't enjoy the subject of math.

This would definitely make a couple of appearances in my classroom and even more in my lessons. It's good to know how to relay the material i ...more

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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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