Monday, April 22, 2013

Millions, Billions & Trillions by David Adler

Adler takes some big numbers and puts them into perspective using examples that make sense.  For example, one million dollars would buy you two pizzas every day for 68 years.  Who can't relate to that?  Even with examples of that type it is difficult to imagine just how big a trillion is.  Adler also does a nice job of explaining WHY we need to have some understanding of the size of these numbers in our everyday lives.  It's also nice to have a math book that can just be read almost as a story rather than nonfiction.