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How much is a million?

Author: LeVar Burton; GPN Educational Media.; WNED-TV (Television station : Buffalo, N.Y.)
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : GPN Educational Media, 2007.
Series: Reading rainbow, 120.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A mathematical magician helps readers conceptualize a million, a billion, and a trillion. Other segments include: 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: a visit to the Crayola Crayon Factory shows how crayons are made and talk about the large number of crayons they handle in their jobs ; Football  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Films
Juvenile works
Juvenile films
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: LeVar Burton; GPN Educational Media.; WNED-TV (Television station : Buffalo, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 145741592
Notes: Based on the book: How much is a million? / text by David M. Schwartz ; illustrations by Steven Kellogg : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books ; William Morrow & Company, c1985.
Credits: Associate producers: Kathy Kinsner, Marc Perry ; book art adapted & filmed by Take Ten, Inc., Dolezal Animation ; opening animation by Ovation Films, Inc.
Performer(s): Hosted by LeVar Burton.
Description: 1 videodisc (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: How much is a million? --
Really big numbers --
How crayons are made --
Football estimation --
Book reviews.
Series Title: Reading rainbow, 120.
Other Titles: Reading rainbow (Television program)
Responsibility: a production of WNED-TV & GPN.

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A mathematical magician helps readers conceptualize a million, a billion, and a trillion. Other segments include: 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: a visit to the Crayola Crayon Factory shows how crayons are made and talk about 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.

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