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David M. Schwartz

Author of How Much Is a Million?

70 Works 13,487 Members 288 Reviews

About the Author

David M. Schwartz has brought his enjoyment of all things mathematical to millions with his award-winning books How Much Is a Million? and If You Made a Million. He speaks at more than 50 schools and conferences every year, generating more excitement about numbers and math than most people would show more think possible. David is also interested in nature and environmental issues, and he watches everything from stars in the night sky to birds in the rainforest. When at home, he can be found in Oakland, California. And yes, that's fewer than a googol popcorn kernels. show less


Works by David M. Schwartz

How Much Is a Million? (1985) — Author — 2,845 copies
If You Made a Million (1989) 1,296 copies
Millions to Measure (2003) 745 copies
If You Hopped Like A Frog (1999) 523 copies
Lady Bug (Life Cycles) (1999) 332 copies
Chicken (Life Cycles) (1999) 311 copies
Bean (1999) 278 copies
Sunflower (Life Cycles) (1999) 273 copies
Hummingbird (Life Cycles) (1999) 265 copies
Wood Frog (Life Cycles) (1999) 254 copies
Maple Tree (Life Cycles) (1999) 252 copies
Jumping Spider (1999) 251 copies
If Dogs Were Dinosaurs (2005) 231 copies
Fighting Fish (1999) 211 copies
Green Snake (1999) 210 copies
Horse (Life Cycles) (1999) 207 copies
Supergrandpa (1991) 130 copies
Where Else in the Wild? (2009) 63 copies
Yanomami (Vanishing People) (1995) 18 copies
Ladybug (Sound Recording) (2003) 7 copies
At the Pond (2003) 3 copies
Mouths 1 copy
Life Cycles Collection (1999) 1 copy
Wood Frog 1 copy


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A fun way to visualize large numbers.
sloth852 | 100 other reviews | Mar 1, 2024 |
This is not just any book, it is a math alphabet book ! It introduces and reinforces math vocabulary, and explains how certain terms relate to math. It also teaches about the history of math.
KamriC | 16 other reviews | Nov 30, 2022 |
This book is more about learning different mathematical terms from each letter of the alphabet. Not only terms are in the book, but different math symbols. These symbols and terms are explained and their relation to mathematics. I wouldn't necessarily read this book as a read aloud as a whole, but read it one alphabet at a time. The book is chronologically written alphabetically and that is why I would read it to introduce a unit one by one. It is more for vocabulary usage which is great because vocabulary content is content knowledge!… (more)
Stephh1323 | 16 other reviews | Nov 1, 2021 |
Very great book to read-aloud to students in grades 4th-5th. They will love to see the colorful pictures and be able to see all the math concepts combined in one book. It introduces proportions in a fun and exciting way. The book does not really have a main character, it is more centered towards proportions, shrinking and enlarging, and measurements. The main concept is centered around mathematics. If would definitely read this book out loud to my students to introduce ratios.
Stephh1323 | 3 other reviews | Oct 27, 2021 |



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