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    How Much Is A Million?

    How Much Is A Million?

    by David M. Schwartz and Steven Kellogg

    With the help of Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician and Steven Kellogg, the concepts of a million, a billion and a trillion are not so quite so intimidating.

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    Scholastic After School Literacy Fun Packs Express pair five copies of one of our engaging nonfiction or fiction titles with a one-hour lesson plan – perfect for after school or out-of-school time. The lessons are simple to implement and require little to no preparation time. Perfect for small group read-alouds and aligned to Common Core State Standards, our Literacy Fun Packs Express provide discussion questions, reading tips, and a variety of hands-on activities to promote additional student inquiry.

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How Much Is a Million?

Author: David M. Schwartz

Illustrator: Steven Kellogg

Interest Level:
K-2

Lexile Framework:
760L

Grade Level Equivalent:
2.1

Guided Reading Level:
M

Age:
5-7

Genre:
Informational

Subject:
Ratio, Proportion, Scale, Number Sense

About This Book

"If one million kids climbed onto one another's shoulders, they would be taller than the tallest buildings, higher than the highest mountains, and farther up than airplanes can fly."

Author Schwartz, along with illustrator Steven Kellogg, bends over backward to help young readers conceptualize — and more importantly visualize — how much a million actually is. He engages the help of Marvelosissimo the Magician. Marvelosissimo magically stands a million children on each other's shoulders. He waves his wand to create a goldfish bowl for a million goldfish — and large enough for a whale. He conjures 100,000 stars spanning seven pages of the book: now just take this seven-page journey ten times.

Readers will be awestruck as a million begins to make sense. Now how much is a billion? No question is too difficult for Marvelosissimo. Waving his magic wand, he stacks a billion kids into a human tower reaching past the moon. A goldfish bowl for a billion goldfish would be as big as a stadium. Even the concept of a trillion is grappled with here with breathtaking finesse.

An author's note at the book's conclusion clearly explains in detail the different calculations used to imaginatively illustrate each numerical concept. In the case of the goldfish, Schwartz writes, "As a general rule, an aquarium should hold one gallon of water for every one-inch goldfish. That means that a million goldfish would require a million gallons of water," and so on. Written in part to combat what Schwartz sees as an increasing problem in innumeracy, Schwartz has written an important, accessible book that is a must for every classroom.


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