How Much Is A Million? by David M. Schwartz (Paperback)
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.
This classic picture book is an ALA Notable Book, a Reading RainbowFeature Selection, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book for Illustration.
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Reading Level: 5+
"Have you ever wondered how much really is a million? Well if you read this book, you can stop wondering. This book talks about how a million would look in many different forms. In the form of stars and then in the form of items on the Earth. I would love to have this book in my classroom and no matter what age, I would love to talk to the children about numbers. When talking about numbers you can talk about small numbers a lot, but we never really talk about big numbers, numbers that seem intangible to us. So when we talk abut big numbers, we can read this book, and this would let the children see how tangible a million would be. This is pretty close. "
"This is a perfect book to gauge how many a million really is! It has fun facts about the number million. For example, the author writes that if you were to count to a million, it would take you about 23 days. Then the book goes on to gauge how many a billion is, and then a trillion. It really puts the differences of those three numbers in perspective! At the end of the book, the author has further information about how to compare a million. For example, he tells us that on average children are 4'8" tall. Then he uses math to show the reader how he knows that it would take one billion of those 4'8" children to stand four billion feet high. It's a really neat book!"
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