Million: the number equivalent to the product of a thousand and a thousand; 1,000,000 or 10 to the 6th power
Two of my favorite pictures books are A Million Dots by Andrew Clements and How Much is a Million by David M. Schwartz. Both books provide readers with several different ways to visualize a million. This Math Minute post asks you to explore this fascinating number!
How can I spend my Math Minutes this week?
- A Million Dots by Andrew Clements is a book that actually has 1,000,000 dots in it (along with many other fascinating facts!). One million dots my seem kind of hard to imagine, but check the book out at the library and see for yourself! Post a comment about something new you learned in the book!
- Watch How Much is a Million and then figure out a problem involving a million. Show your work and reasoning for your answer and then submit it to the EY Coordinator at your building.
- How tall would a stack of one million pennies be?
- If your leaky faucet dripped one million drops, how much wasted water would that be?
- How long would it take you to count from 1 to 1,000,000 assuming that you counted one number every second for 8 hours a day?
- How old would you be if you lived for 1,000,000 minutes?
- How long will it take for your blink one million times?
- Come up with your own “million problem”
- Watch The Making of Hero and then do a little experimenting with stippling. Try the activity shown in this video: https://youtu.be/tMYI1wT0mB8