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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. No current Talk conversations about this book. This book is long but a lot of fun for the students. For the older students who are starting to learn about really big numbers it helps them understand that those big numbers relate to a loooooot of tangible items. ( ) A good companion to [b:How Much Is a Million? 20th Anniversary Edition|902355|How Much Is a Million? 20th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Book)|David M. Schwartz|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1179313999s/902355.jpg|887531] but imo that is still the best. This would also appeal to fans of [b:Guinness World Records 2008|1721073|Guinness World Records 2008 (Guinness World Records)|Guinness Books|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1187390539s/1721073.jpg|1718450] (any year of course :) & any trivia/ fact collection. What does a million of something look like? This is the question author Andrew Clements 'A Million Dots' brings up for children to read and see the answers to. Mike Reed creates drawings worthy of Clements idea to be put into perspective. With each page having a drawing based on one or two of Clements' real world scientific and mathematical facts every drawing is done so on the same sized grid made up of dots. Each fact has a number answer; from the number of steps it takes to get to the top of the Empire State Building to how many miles the earth is from the moon. Each number from the facts on the pages add up to equal a million dots! Very cool. The illustration on each page shows you how many dots you're up to, with things like the number of steps it takes to get to the top of the Empire State building, the wingbeats of a dragonfly, etc. This book discusses the number one million by showing one million dots throughout the book. Also on each page they discuss what the picture is talking about. It is usually measuring something very small and uses it to measure something very big. Like comparing how many shoe boxes will it take to stack to be as tall as Mount Everest. no reviews | add a review
References to this work on external resources. Wikipedia in EnglishNone Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689858248, Hardcover)It's a long way toa million, right? Of course it is. But do you really know what a million looks like?
If you'd like to see -- actually see, right now, with your own eyes -- what a million looks like, just open this book.
Be prepared to learn some interesting things along the way.
Like how many shoe boxes it would take to make a stack to Mount Everest.
And be prepared to do some number wondering of your own.
But, most of all, be prepared to be amazed.
Because a million is a LOT of dots. (retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:58 -0400) Learn facts about numbers, and see one million dots! |
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