# #60: Millions, Billions and Trillions

by David M Schwartz is one of many picture books I have on my bookshelf.  It’s a great book to help students visualize what a million, billion, and trillion look like.  A Million Dots by Andrew Clements is another one of my favorites.  In the book, you will actually see ONE MILLION dots!  Don’t believe me?  You can count them yourself!  Check to see if you have it in your school library!

I really thought I knew everything there was to know about a million, billion and trillion until I came across this Numberphile video.  If you’re up for a challenge and making your brain stretch a little, then this Math Minute is for YOU!

Directions:

1. Print a copy (or have your teacher print you a copy) of this worksheet.
2. Follow the directions on the worksheet.  When you’re finished, turn in your completed worksheet to the EY Coordinator at your building.
3. Post a comment below about something new/interesting you learned from the video.

## 2 thoughts on “#60: Millions, Billions and Trillions”

1. Trea, 5th, Sunset says:

A billion is 2 millions

2. Sophia, 5th, Sunset says:

Every one who speaks English uses this way.

Thanks Sophia! I hope you learned something new by watching the video. An additional question… What about a person who speaks English that lives in another country? Which way do they use?