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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
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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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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 |
My 3-1/2 yo stopped fussing about going to bed and started watching intently when I cracked this one for the first time. It's a fun introduction to the "powers of ten" for those who might be a bit too young for the classic film by Charles and Ray Eames. ( )
  lquilter | Dec 31, 2011 |
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Introduces the concepts of very large numbers, up to a googol, and multiples of ten.

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