More on a million…

I thought we would close out the week with a final look at literature and activities to help children grasp the concept of large numbers. A Million Dots by Andrew Clements begins and ends with a single dot, and the 999,998 dots in between show what a million really is. How Big is a Million? by Anna Milbourne, illustrates a million as well as smaller place value concepts. Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag is a fun read-aloud.

This University of Missouri site links to a number of other sites with representations or hands-on activities that help children visualize one million.

Teaching Tip
Project this illustration of a million dots in your classroom.

This page about Geologic Time includes great questions such as How long would it take to count to a million?

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