On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey

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San Val, Nov 1, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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  - acreel - LibraryThing

This book teaches children how to count by powers of 10. Professor X and his dog Y find children making a mess with popcorn. There is so much pop corn children don't even know how much there is. One ... Read full review

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User Review  - Suzi - Goodreads

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. Read full review

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Schwartz works at the Game Show Network and has done extensive research on the history of television.

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