This Sometimes We Need Large Numbers to Describe Small Things lesson plan also includes:
String the class along to help them understand large numbers. A multi-disciplinary lesson uses literature, science, and math to look at very large numbers. Pupils conceptualize how much a million is using literature before performing a hands-on activity with beads to further visualize the number. They end the lesson by making a connection to atoms and the size of a nanometer.
- Use a set of index cards and lay end to end to show how long of a string the different number of beads would be
- Uses the book How Much is a Million by David M. Schwartz
- Requires containers of 10, 100, and 1,000 beads
- Provides detailed instructions to create the learning center container
- Includes an answer key