On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey

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Random House, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
16 Reviews
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 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.


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User Review  - mapalumbo - LibraryThing

This is an excellent illustrated book which uses a class problem to explore Power Counting. After starting off with small numbers and a few examples, the book takes off exponentially into larger ... Read full review

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A very nice book on powers of ten. Read full review

About the author (1999)

David M. Schwartz is the author of How Much Is a Million? and If You Made a Million.


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