How Much Is a Million?

  • Title: How Much Is a Million?
  • Author: David M. Schwartz Steven Kellogg
  • ISBN: 9780688099336
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback
  • [PDF] Read ↠ How Much Is a Million? : by David M. Schwartz Steven Kellogg - How Much Is a Million?, How Much Is a Million 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
    [PDF] Read ↠ How Much Is a Million? : by David M. Schwartz Steven Kellogg - How Much Is a Million?, How Much Is a Million 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

    • [PDF] Read ↠ How Much Is a Million? : by David M. Schwartz Steven Kellogg
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    How Much Is a Million?

    About David M. Schwartz Steven Kellogg


    1. 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 spring night, I looked up at the sky and a shower of memories descended I suddenly remembered my childhood awe at the wonders of space.That night I was inspired to write my first book, How Much Is a Million Now, almost 50 books later, I spend much of my time finding unusual, whimsical ways to make math and science come alive for kids and teachers, both through my writing, and through speaking at schools and conferences I also write science articles for magazines, especially Smithsonian, and to do the research I ve made exciting trips to some of the remote corners of several continents I ve been to Africa to study hippos, to South America to visit an indigenous tribe living in the rain forest, and to far northern Scotland to track illegal egg collectors But I still love the land outside my door in northern California, and the same distant stars that inspired me years ago from davidschwartz about_da


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    1. I have actually first heard of this book through Weston Woods and I have enjoyed it ever since How Much Is a Million is a mathematical children s book by David M Schwartz along with illustrations by Steven Kellogg and it is about how Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician shows kids how much it would take to count to a million How Much Is a Million is a truly brilliant book for children who want to learn about mathematics This book basically explains about how much a million would be and here [...]

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    2. Brief summary This book is about a explaining the magnitude of the number one million It goes through different scenarios that involve the number so that children can better understand that a million is huge.Genre non fiction, informational guide to understanding conceptsReading 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 syllables Ther [...]

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    3. I like what this book is going for, even though IMO it utterly fails The problem is, you just can t conceive of a trillion A million, maybe A billion, doubtful but possible A trillion, forget it The book attempts to convey the relative scale of these numbers via how big a goldfish bowl w that many goldfish would be, how tall a human ladder with that many humans would be, etc One step away from using football fields or pencils stacked end to end The metaphors are kinda tired and I don t think the [...]

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    4. My six year old is insatiable about numbers right now, and this book absolutely hits the spot It is mind blowing, as the illustrations Stephen Kellogg is a favorite of mine and narrative effectively explore VERY large numbers that you sometimes hear thrown around in the news Here you will learn that a trillion a thousand billion really is tremendous.A sample If one million kids climbed onto one another s shoulders, they would be taller than the tallest buildings, higher than the highest mountain [...]

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    5. How many years would it take you to count to one million One billion One trillion What if you wanted to find a goldfish bowl big enough to hold a million or a billion or a trillion gold fish This humorous, but accurate book follows a group of kids and Marvelosissimo, the Mathematical Magician, to answers these questions.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 that t [...]

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    6. 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 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 repetition Wh [...]

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    7. 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.

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    8. 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 [...]

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    9. Had lunch with the author today.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 pussrebootsir blog 2015

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    10. I love this math book Fun

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    11. This book is a nonfiction book for children from prek 2nd grade This book has won several awards including Reading Rainbow Book, Horn Book Fanfare,Boston Globe Horn Book Award Honor Book, Beehive Award Utah , Bank Street Children s Book Award, ALA Notable Children s Book, ALA Booklist Editors Choice This book is all about counting to extremely large numbers like one million, one billion and one trillion Not only does it talk about counting it tells you what it would look like if there were that [...]

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    12. o Summary This book helps children under the concept of a million Such a difficult thing to understand is broken down for kids to understand and have fun doing so.o Grade level secondo Appropriate classroom use during a math lesson for funo Individual students who might benefit from reading kids that like matho Small group use Kids can read and then talk about what a million iso Whole class use Read during a math class to have a break from doing actual math worko Related books in genre subject o [...]

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    13. Marvelosissimo the fictional Mathematical Magician introduces children to the non fiction mathematical concept of very high numbers one million, one billion, and one trillion using a variety of relatable illustrations and examples e.g If you wanted to count from one to one million, it would take you about 23 days and If a goldfish bowl were big enough for a million goldfish, it would be large enough to hold a whale The book s colorful ink and watercolor illustrations on each page help readers to [...]

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    14. A million is an awfully big number, so big it is hard to put into perspective Schwartz is able to provide some engaging and child friendly perspective on just how big a million actually is This is a fun sometimes silly engaging book to introduce children to larger numbers and give them better number sense.

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    15. In the book a Mathematical Magician teaches children just how much a million is, in ways they can relate too He even explains a billion and a trillion I LOVE this book because for many kids math is not a easy subject This book makes math seem exciting I would read this to any age group because I think they all would love it.

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    16. This is a really cute book It uses the same examples to illustrate the amount of one million, one billion, and one trillion It helps give children the idea of how truly big these numbers are Kellog s illustrations are beautiful, as usual It would be a good book for reading aloud or story time usage.

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    17. This picture book informational math was about children learning how to determine how large of a number a million is, and then a billion and a trillion The pictures of this book really help students learn how large these numbers are by using children, stars, and fish bowls as measuring tools This book makes math exciting for young learners because of the fun facts included for measuring such large numbers.

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    18. This is a great book for encouraging curiosity and math thinking and discussion in Elementary Probably too advance for primary The author included problem solving strategy in the back of the book to help The illustrations were fun too

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    19. Great introductory book about really big numbers It seems like it was a bit over my kids heads, but I also don t want to underestimate the value in reading things like this to them because they continually shock me with what they recall about our read alouds.

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    20. Not my favorite math book and it really didn t hold my third graders attention It could be that by third grade they are harder to impress by the words million, billion and trillion but actually I wasn t very impressed myself.

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    21. Maya I liked it because the children are taller than the moon.

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    22. Great little book for kids illustrating how much a million would be in terms kids can understand But there is math and truth in there Great for the grandkids Teaching and having fun, too

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    23. Really cool book for visualizing numbers probably too advanced for preschoolers but will probably entice the older ones.

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    24. I thought this book was quite informative I enjoyed the illustrations and was amazed by the numbers I m glad I came across this in a list so that I would remember to read it to my class

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    25. I think this book is a must have for every classroom It puts things into perspective as students dont normally understand the massive amount of numbers due to their lack of spatial awareness This book puts numbers into perspective by using amounts that children know and can picture in their minds I enjoyed reading this as it was even relatable to a 19 year old perspective As I said, I enjoyed this book and would thoroughly use this in the classroom.

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    26. I cannot for the life of me figure out why there is a unicorn in this book There are aliens when the kids make a tower to Saturn s rings, and I understand that, but the unicorn just seems completely out of place Yes, Marvelosissimo is a mathematical magician, but I don t think that requires the presence of a unicorn It s just baffling.Besides that, this is a pretty straight forward and entertaining book The cover illustration is so busy, despite the white space that serves to highlight the title [...]

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    27. Personal reaction I loved this book I wish I had it when I was in elementary school Mrs Siegler introduced this book to us in Math 109 Lab, and I didn t even know books like this existed I never really understood how much a million was until I read this book, and I didn t even know I didn t understand this read aloud to make a curricular connection I would read this aloud for math purposes Many students at this age may not be able to grasp how much a million really is, so this book would help th [...]

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    28. As the US National Debt prepares to zoom passed the 20 trillion milestone in the coming months, I thought it would be a good to recommend a book that I enjoyed when I was little, How Much Is A Million This is a great book for little kids to illustrate how big some numbers are Frankly, it s a good book for grownups to read too.Quick without cheating, take a guess at how big these figures are How far would 1 billion US sized dollar extend if they were lined up like a road How long is 20 trillion s [...]

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    29. How Much is a Million is a classic math picture book which demonstrates the enormity of a million, a billion, and a trillion to children with relatable groupings For example, children standing on each other s shoulders will be taller than a building or a mountain, while a trillion of them will pass Mars and Jupiter.This book covers extremely large numbers that are very difficult for children to conceptualize and provides recognizable items that the children can see to understand By discussing ho [...]

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