How Much is a Million?

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  • Aug 26 2010 10:42 PM

    David Melton

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This lesson focuses students on the concept of 1,000,000. It allows students to see first-hand the sheer size of a million while at the same time providing students with an introduction to sampling and its use in mathematics. Students will use grains of rice and a balance to figure out the approximate volume and mass of 1,000,000 grains of rice.

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    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Number Sense, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension

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    Teaching Method: Discussions; Cooperative Learning