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Can You Count to a Googol? by Robert E.…

Can You Count to a Googol? (edition 2000)

by Robert E. Wells, Robert E. Wells (Illustrator)

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Title:Can You Count to a Googol?
Authors:Robert E. Wells
Other authors:Robert E. Wells (Illustrator)
Info:Albert Whitman & Company (2000), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:nonfiction picture books, 32p, math, 3-6

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Can You Count to a Googol? by Robert E. Wells



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"Can You Count to a Googol?" is a picture book that teaches the reader about multiplication, starting at 1 and ending at a Googol(a number with 100 zeros). This book explains in imaginative illustrations what 1 multiplied by 10 looks like, what 10 multiplied by 10 looks like, and so on. The illustrations catch the eye and create an interactive experience in learning multiplication. I would read this with my own students one day to show them how math can be full of fun and imagination. ( )
  goreyes | Nov 26, 2016 |
This is such a cute book explaining the number one all the way to a googol, the largest number to ever be recorded. Through out this book we go on a journey to discover a really really really big number. The book starts with one, then 100, to 1000 and so on until we get to the number a googol. The illustrations are what makes this book so interactive. They are colorful and portray many different animals. I would use this book in my class because the author uses great metaphors to explain the larger numbers like a million and a billion. ( )
  Jmreed1 | Apr 18, 2016 |
This is very informational as most kids have heard of googol but don't really know what it means but does know it is a large number. The book does a great job of explaining zeros and how googol got its name. I would highly recommend this book. Genre, informational as it tells about zeros and how googol got named. Media, water colors. ( )
  robe0605 | Apr 1, 2016 |
Liked this book about number sense just as much as [b:Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?|13783339|Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?|Robert E. Wells|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348993204s/13783339.jpg|1045406]. It explains big numbers in the best way I can think of to get a feel for them. I nice touch at the end was the last page spread that explained how to come up with the representations used in the book, for instance how do we figure out "how big a stack 1,000,000 dollar bills would make", or that "100 eagles could really take you for a ride" ... ( )
  Fjola | Apr 23, 2015 |
This book shows how adding a zero to the end of a number makes it ten times bigger. It uses everyday things to try to explain how big numbers can get. It goes all the way to googol, which is a 1 with 100 zeros behind it.

I thought this book was well written and illustrated and does a good job of trying to explain big numbers in simple terms.

This book can be used to illustrate multiplying by ten as well as exponents of 10. This can be used in elementary classes to illustrate just how big numbers can be and the concept of multiplying by 10. It can be used in upper elementary and middle school classes to help with exponents although it would take some creativity. ( )
  Sandra_Loya | Jan 17, 2013 |
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Introduces the concepts of very large numbers, up to a googol, and multiples of ten.

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