Reading Rainbow: How Much is a Million?
A mathematical magician helps readers conceptualize a million, a billion, and a trillion.
Reading Rainbow's dynamic, fast-paced, magazine-style format amplifies kids' experiences by taking them to new places so they can experience people or activities they've not seen before. Colorful animation and fun music will entertain and reinforce these experiences. Popular personalities narrate the feature books in each episode while captivating illustrations appear on-screen. Capsule book reviews presented by students expand on the themes in the feature book, while "kid-on-the-street" interviews allow real kids to sound off about issues.
How Much is a Million is divided into the following segments:
Really Big Numbers: LeVar explores ways of counting large numbers as he talks to people who share grouping and estimating techniques.
How Crayons Are Made: In a visit to the Crayola Crayon Factory, workers show how crayons are made and talk abut the large number of crayons they handle in their jobs.
Football Estimation: A visit to Giants Stadium shows how vendors and stadium employees use estimation to prepare for game day.
Available in DVD format.
Running time: 30 minutes
Ideal for grades: PreK - 4