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# How Much Is a Million?

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**“A jubilant, original picture book.”**

*—**Booklist*(starred review)Ever wonder just what a million of something means? How about a billion? Or a trillion? Marvelosissimo the mathematical magician can teach you!

*How Much Is a Million?*knocks complex numbers down to size in a fun, humorous way, helping children conceptualize a difficult mathematical concept. It's a math class you ...more

Paperback, 40 pages

Published
December 28th 2004
by Collins
(first published 1985)

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This is one I’ve raised my kids on. We did a reread tonight.

This book basically explains about how much a million wo ...more

Reading Level: This book is for transitional readers because the text placement is varied and there are multiple lines on most pages. There is a mixture of regular and some harder words, which were mostly one or two syllable ...more

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If one million kids climbed onto one another's shoulders, they would be... taller than the tallest buildings, higher than the high...more

The illustrations show energetic children amazed at the sights Marvelosissimo shows them. The pictures are full of movement, splashing whales, climbing children. I also love ...more

Nov 09, 2011
Tatiana
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K-3

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kids-picture-books,
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Kindergarteners make an excellent reading audience. At tutoring every week, we primarily practice letter, number, and quantity recognition with the group of students, so when I found

This is a good concept book, and I was already thinking of how I could write an interactive reading lesson plan around it (probably with the focus of fantasy v. reality or repetiti ...more

*How Much is a Million?*on the Title 1 bookshelf, it was an ideal break-out when their attentions drifted away from the white board work.This is a good concept book, and I was already thinking of how I could write an interactive reading lesson plan around it (probably with the focus of fantasy v. reality or repetiti ...more

Feb 17, 2011
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parents reading with their children

This book offers a fun and imaginative way to describe just how big a million, a billion and a trillion are using concrete figures of a child's height, time, a quantity of water, and pages of stars to illustrate the somewhat abstract concept of such large numbers. The information was mind-blowing and the illustrations are fun. We are looking forward to reading If You Made a Million and On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey by this author.

A really good description of orders of magnitude using things children can relate too (children standing on shoulders, the time to count, goldfish and stars in the book)

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This book makes it fun to understand math. It explains what it really means to have a million or even more or less. This book uses great examples like if one million kids climbed into one another’s shoulders they would be taller than the tallest building. They make it fun and they have great pictures that go along with what is being said.

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I really like this book. I didn’t think nonfiction picture books were a thing and then I came across this book and I think it is so fun an ...more

The author is actually a mathematician and made this conceptual book for children to grow their curiosity for numbers.

The illustrations are enchanting with the element of learning and the text teaches with questions and answers entertaining to a child's mind. A very gripping conceptual math tale.

"How big is a million?

If a billion kids made a human tower...

they would stand up past the moon.

If you sat down to count ...more

o Grade level: second

o Appropriate classroom use: during a math lesson for fun

o Individual students who might benefit from reading: kids that like math

o Small group use: Kids can read and then talk about what a million is

o Whole class use: Read during a math class to have a break from doing actual math work

o Related books in genre/su ...more

Grade Level: 2nd-4th

Unique Feature: There are math calculations in the back of the book that are related to the scenarios in the book. It's really cool that the students are able to see how they discovered that it would take about 95 years to count to one billion and how they are able to figure those things out for themselves too! It makes math interesting.

My favorite big numbers book.

Class average rating: 4.2

Class average rating: 4.2

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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

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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