One million is a big number!

In math, we have been discussing the number one million (1 000 000). We read this book and determined that one million is a really big number! For example, did you know that if you wanted to count from one to one million, it would take you about 23 days!

Here is a little challenge for you: In the comments, can you give us some examples of when one million is a lot? Can you think of any cases where one million is NOT a lot? For example, having one million brothers and sisters would definitely be a lot (I definitely wouldn’t want to have that many!), but if there were only one million people living in Canada, that would not be a whole lot.

We are looking forward to hearing what you can come up with.


3 Responses

  1. A million bacteria can live on the head of a pin, that’s a very small area.However, a million elephants could not fit on the head of a pin. That is just too big!

  2. Image how small a beach would be if there was only one million grains of sand on it!

    Wouldn’t you love to have one million pieces of bubble gum? I’m sure your dentist would be happy because they would be rich!

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