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Large and Small Numbers
These problems encourage students to develop their number sense about large and small numbers.

Related Resources
Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
   Math 4: Number Sense
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
   Elementary Number Sense/About Numbers
   Elementary Large Numbers
NCTM Standards:
   Number and Operations Standard for Grades 3-5

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Golden Gate Bridge * - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Find out how much wire was used in the two main cables of the Golden Gate Bridge. ... more>>

Horton's Clover Hunt - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Find out how fast Horton had to work picking clovers. ... more>>

How Safe Is Your Bike? - Chief Brian Craig and Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Compare the bicycle theft rates in three different cities. ... more>>

I Like to Palindrive! - Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many palindromic numbers will appear on Kristina's odometer in October, 2003? ... more>>

Inching Along Down the Football Field - Terrel Trotter
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Fred put his football down on a goal line of the 100-yard field. He then moved it forward half the field distance, over and over again. When did the distance first become less than one inch? ... more>>

A Million in Time - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. "Human beings can expect to live a million..." Use your conversion skills to determine which unit of time best completes this statement. ... more>>

Miracle Miranda and the Mascot - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Compare salaries of the star player and the team mascot. ... more>>

Penny Space - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Determine the space needed to store a million pennies. ... more>>

The Place Value Game - Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Sylvia and Carina think about winning numbers in the Place Value Game. ... more>>

Presidential Timepieces - Mary DeYoung & class
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Develop a sense of time by exploring presidential events. ... more>>

Sacagawea Cheerios - Stephen Maurer
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine how many Sacagawea coins the government will give away during this Cheerios promotion. ... more>>

Victoria in Bloom - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Find combinations of trees and/or shrubs that could have totaled 2,005,500 blossoms in the park in Victoria. ... more>>

Volunteering at the Food Bank - Abby Martin
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate the number of volunteer hours needed to keep a food bank in operation. ... more>>

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