On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey

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Random House, 1999 - 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  - mosbor - LibraryThing

Professor X takes his class on a counting expedition and teaches them how to "power count" by using exponents. The story makes a complex concept a little easier to understand. It is written and illustrated like a comic book so kids who aren't big readers may actually want to read it. 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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