Based on the book 'How much is a million?' / David M. Schwartz.
How much is a million? -- Really big numbers -- How crayons are made -- Football estimation -- Book reviews.
Animation, Ovation Films.
Hosted by LeVar Burton.
Originally broadcast on PBS.
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 talks 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.