On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey

Professor X and his dog, Y, teach kids how to count exponentially by powers of 10 1, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, etc , beginning at 1 and working all the way up to a googol a 1 followed by 100 zeros and beyond Children fascinated by large numbers will be amazed how quickly they can count to really BIG numbers, and they ll also find answers to questions like What comes afProfessor X and his dog, Y, teach kids how to count exponentially by powers of 10 1, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, etc , beginning at 1 and working all the way up to a googol a 1 followed by 100 zeros and beyond Children fascinated by large numbers will be amazed how quickly they can count to really BIG numbers, and they ll also find answers to questions like What comes after a trillion or What s the biggest number in the world Real life examples provide plenty of fun facts, such as how much popcorn Americans eat in one year, or how many hairs are on a square inch of a person s head Along with the fun comes some powerful learning, as this unique counting book helps kids understand our number system, which is based on multiples of 10.
On Beyond a Million An Amazing Math Journey Professor X and his dog Y teach kids how to count exponentially by powers of etc beginning at and working all the way up to a googol a followed by zeros and b

  • Title: On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey
  • Author: David M. Schwartz Paul Meisel
  • ISBN: 9780440411772
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey”

    1. Sandra Carolina ArguetaMarch 7, 2016ETEC 540 Schwartz, David M. On Beyond a Million An Amazing Math Journey .llustrated by Meisel, Paul This journey begins in a school auditorium where an out of control popcorn making robot is spewing so much popcorn that the children, who are setting up for an assembly, are “drowning” in it. The assembly will present Professor X and his dog, who will help the students understand the concept of large amounts and how to count them in an easy way, because even [...]

    2. I did not use this as a read-aloud because of all the speech bubbles and facts scattered throughout the book. However, I set it out for the kids to read if they finished their warm-ups early. I also used it to help some individual students understand exponential growth and powers of ten. Both were effective; the early finishers were interested by the huge numbers (especially googolplex - 10^googol). And it was helpful to my struggling students that the book specifically contrasts counting by add [...]

    3. Personal Reaction- There were parts of this book that I liked, but overall, I found it to be confusing. I liked that it kind of took you on a journey with Professor X and his dog but to me, there were too many characters on each page and it became confusing. Each character had a thought bubble, which made it harder to follow along. Read aloud- I think that there is too much going on in each page to read it aloud to the class. There are too many things for students to focus on when you are readin [...]

    4. My only critique of this book is that since it was first published in 1999, some of the data (specifically about the population of the United States and the world) is no longer accurate. Instead of 250 million people, the United States now has over 315 million people, at the time of our reading of the book. And the world has over 7 billion people, much greater than the 5 billion stated in the narrative. (see census/popclock/ for more information).Otherwise, this is a fascinating book about extre [...]

    5. This book would be perfect for any fifth grader! I love the illustrations and the probing questions. I like how it supports counting as a cool thing. It contains great fun facts. The explanations are great and it shows wonderful ways to think about multiplication and exponents. The book is a wonderful way to get students thinking out of the box. It contains very deep thinking and would be great for advanced students. It had a great ending and it explains in the end how there will always be a big [...]

    6. This book is about exponential numbers and how quickly you can count when you use exponents. I would use this book with upper grades to show how quickly numbers can grow when you count exponentially. It gives great real life examples and plenty of facts. I would also use this book to get students to understand our number system which is based on multiples of ten.

    7. This was a pretty boring book but it did have a few fun things to learn like we have 9000 taste buds on our tongue, there are 40,000 different characters in Chinese but only 26 letters in the American alphabet, 100,000 people worked 20 seasons to build one pyramid and I know how "rich" I will be in 30 days if I save 2 pennies a day.

    8. This book is about exponential numbers. It could be used to teach upper grades how quickly numbers can grow when you count exponentially. The book provides real life examples and a lot of facts. This book could also be used with a lesson on our base ten number system. Great book for upper level students!

    9. An interesting look and numbers beyond a million and the power of 10. Useful in the classroom at the upper end of primary school with interesting facts and illustrations that children will like. A non-fiction book that could help in a maths lesson.

    10. On Beyond a Million is about just that. This book should be used in teaching value associated with larger numbers. There are smaller numbers such as 60,000, but it goes up and up from there. Other concepts touched upon are exponents and multiplication.Ages 6 and up.

    11. This is a fun book that teaches students about exponents. It includes real facts that are very interesting. I plan on using this when I teach students about the different types of notation (scientific, exponential, standard).

    12. This is a book that I use every year when beginning a unit on multiples of ten. The reason I use this book is because it's fun to read because of the illustrations are entertaining. Also, it's educational because the content breaks the concept down to a level that student's can grasp.

    13. I think kids would enjoy this comic strip format and the interesting short facts along the margins. Good book to use with teaching place value.

    14. Lots of information, but I found the talk bubbles confusing to read (wasn't sure what order to read them), and the inclusion of random facts was a bit distracting.

    15. Awesome. Love the "Did you know?" sections. I could definitely use this to talk about big numbers. The format of the book will interest kids since it looks like a comic book.

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