The mini unit on the size of a million was completed in conjunction with Everyday Math lesson 5.8.  Students experienced a million through literature, multimedia internet resources, computation, and concrete examples.  Finally students completed a group assignment of a poster display that showed how much is a million in different terms.  The posters were displayed at a school math night.



Student Work
Students completed a personal reference problem sheet.  At the end of one day's lesson, they also responded through writing about what they learned in the unit.
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Literature Connection
Students listened to the two works of literature and later used some of the information to complete the poster projects.
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Million Pennies Site

 This website showed in pennies how big various numbers would be if stacked next to familiar objects.  It also tells weight, height, and monetary value.

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