This activity helps you understand the difference between..
- one million dollars ($1,000,000)
- one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000)
- and one trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000)
(apart from a lot of zeros!)
Let's play a quick game!
Stand on one side of the room and take one step forward.
Imagine that every step you take costs $1. How much would it cost to get to the other side of the room? $5? $10?
If you spent $1,000 like this, you would end up around 760 metres away.
So, now let's investigate how far you would go with some higher amounts of money...
What ONE WORD sums up your response to learning about the size of a trillion? Explain in one sentence why you have chosen this word.
My one-word reaction is...e.g. "shocked"
I have chosen this word because...
The best answers will pick original words that other people have not used yet and give a clear explanation for your choice.