On Beyond a Million

On Beyond a Million

An Amazing Math Journey

By David M. Schwartz

Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780440411772, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2001

Professor X and his dog, Y, teach kids how to count exponentially by powers of 10 (1, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, etc.), beginning at 1 and working all the way up to a googol (a 1 followed by 100 zeros) and beyond. Children fascinated by large numbers will be amazed how quickly they can count to really BIG numbers, and they ll also find answers to questions like What comes after a trillion? or What's the biggest number in the world? Real-life examples provide plenty of fun facts, such as how much popcorn Americans eat in one year, or how many hairs are on a square inch of a person's head. Along with the fun comes some powerful learning, as this unique counting book helps kids understand our number system, which is based on multiples of 10.

About the Author
With the same energy, humor and clarity found in his 50 books, David wows audiences at schools around the United States and beyond. David is an accomplished storyteller and a master at getting kids to think and have fun at the same time. His presentations lead children on entertaining and educational journeys that combine math, science, reading and writing. David also gives keynote presentations and workshops for educators at professional conferences.

Praise For On Beyond a Million

"Makes math awesome and yet accessible–even for those of us who are scared of all those zeros." — Booklist

"Schwartz helps youngsters conceptualize enormous numbers by introducing them to counting by powers of 10." — School Library Journal