How Much Is a Million? by David M. Schwartz

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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 a fun, humorous way, helping children conceptualize a difficult mathematical concept.

This classic picture book is an ALA Notable Book, a Reading Rainbow Feature Selection, and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Book for Illustration.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

 

About David M. Schwartz

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With the same energy, humor and clarity found in his 50 books, David wows audiences at schools around the United States and beyond. David is an accomplished storyteller and a master at getting kids to think and have fun at the same time. His presentations lead children on entertaining and educational journeys that combine math, science, reading and writing. David also gives keynote presentations and workshops for educators at professional conferences.
 
Published May 17, 1985 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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As these mind-bogglers may not mean much without comparisons, Schwartz extends the same references to picture a billion (here the human tower "would stand up past the moon") and, finally, a trillion, where the pages of stars are now a roll of paper "stretching from New York to New Zealand."

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