How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall is 1000?
Helen Nolan. Illustrated by Tracy Walker.
Grades 1 - 6 / Ages 6 - 11.
How much is 1000? Is it a lot? That depends. If you don't like freckles, 1000 of them is a lot. But when it comes to hair, 1000 isn't very many. What about 1000 french fries? Could you eat all of them? Even if you loved fries, 1000 would be too much for one person. You could share them. A single serving has about 40 fries. How many friends would 1000 french fries feed?
Author Helen Nolan's inventive book offers kids a simple introduction to the mathematical concept of estimation. Through an inclusive question and-answer format, she sets up a series of problems that will interest both children and adults. For example: "How tall is a stack of 1000 pennies? Is it as tall as you are? A stack of pennies is about as tall as an eleven-year-old, but a stack of dimes would be about as tall as a seven- year-old." Now, obviously not all eleven-year-olds are the same height, but this book doesn't bog kids down with dry details or disclaimers.
A. Edwardsson is in charge of the Children's Department at a branch of the Winnipeg Public Library. She has a Bachelor of Education degree and a Child Care Worker III certification, and is a member of the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Authors' Association.
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