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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group; Reprint edition (1 Mar 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440411777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440411772
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 0.4 x 20.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 875,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Teacher review 17 Aug 2001
By Wendy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is definately for older children. I teach 5th grade and it is to much for them. The facts that are included are very interesting and my kids love those. For my fifth graders i only use the creative facts throughout the book to help my students realize how big a million, billion,...and so in is. I felt the story was hard to follow. It is all in bubble - like a cartoon which was confusing to follow and not easy to read. For older students i think this book would be great. It does teach how easy it is to count using the power of 10's.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great book for all ages 25 May 2010
By Eileen S. Duncan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
On Beyond a Million is fantastic. I shared it with my third grade class as part of a lesson about big numbers (and a pre-pre-introduction to the basis of scientific notation, although I didn't take it that far with the kids). The book calls counting by powers of ten "power counting" and that was quite adequate for 9 year olds! The book is well written, full of fun illustrations, and presents the concept of big numbers and "power counting" in a way that third graders found highly engaging. I have to admit, however, the book also enabled me a greater understanding of what really big numbers are all about... and there's not a google of anything, by the way :) On Beyond a Million also includes a number of interesting # facts (e.g. how much rain forest is destroyed every minute, number of mosquitoes a little brown bat eats, and how many hairs on a square inch of a human head) that get bigger as larger powers of ten are introduced page by page. After reading this book to/with the class I showed them Ray and Charles Eames' "Powers of Ten." The book gave meaning to large numbers and what adding a power of ten does and was a perfect intro for the film. I've also taught 5th and 6th grade and am confident the book would interest just about any audience. I loved it!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Book for a G/T youngster 18 Mar 2007
By Janet Pearlman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My son loves numbers and frequently asks questions about large numbers "What is bigger than googol?" I wasn't sure if he would be able to follow everything but he really enjoyed the writing style of the book which was very story-like. He understood it and really enjoyed some of things he learned (like, there is no such number as a zillion).

Great for G/T youngsters who can read and like math and great for kids of all ages!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
google and googleplex 5 Sep 2007
By C. Tseng - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
On Beyond a Million is my sons favorite math storybook. Since reading this book, I hear them using the words google and googleplex in conversations with each other. They are young (ages 5 and 7), so I don't think they understood all of it, but my seven year old figured out exponents from the book, and now he can do exponents on his own. It introduced more advanced math concepts in a fun way.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great for all ages! 10 Jan 2014
By k - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book does a great job of explaining exponents in a fun way. As long as they understand the concepts of place value & multiplication, they can understand exponents. It is a fun read, even if they aren't quite ready for exponents yet. It is just plain fun to hear some of the unusual names for really big numbers. Sometimes it is a little hard to decide which part to read next, since there are short extra facts on every page & the story is all broken up into speech bubbles. I would have found this book helpful in middle school to understand exponents, but my child understood them before our curriculum expected her to understand multiplication! (Granted, our family DOES love to talk about math, so we were already ahead of the curriculum. This was just one of the books we got out of the library to read for fun & get familiar with math terms. You should have seen the excitement when it was opened for Christmas!)
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