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How small is a billionth?

Gough, John 2007, How small is a billionth?, Australian primary mathematics classroom, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 10-13.

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Title How small is a billionth?
Author(s) Gough, John
Journal name Australian primary mathematics classroom
Volume number 12
Issue number 2
Start page 10
End page 13
Publisher Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Place of publication Adelaide, S. Aust.
Publication date 2007-06
ISSN 1326-0286
1839-4833
Summary The article presents some practical approaches for conceptualizing very small numbers. It presents a linear model, an area model, and a volume model of a billionth. It also presents several diagrams to represent billionths. It explains why the terms big, small, and large are not technical terms in mathematics.

Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007798

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