Free-form entry eg: '125000km', '1.5 million inches', '$67bn', '45000000 AUD', 100years', '123456789', '1 trillion', '1.5e6', '25 million kg'

Getting to Grips with Big

Stop worrying and learn to love big numbers

Habits of Highly Mathematical People

This thought-provoking blog post accurately describes one of the most important reasons for mathematical (and other) education: for the habits of thought and not always only for the content.

Numeracy, and a numerate approach to understanding the world, becomes a habit also. Keep asking: “is that a big number?”

https://medium.com/@jeremyjkun/habits-of-highly-mathematical-people-b719df12d15e#.njlr8pyp5

Landmark Numbers

Prominent and memorable numbers

Scienceogram: UK Science Spending in Context

Thanks to Andrew Steele (@statto on Twitter) for this website, which puts into context how much (little!) the UK spends on science each year.  Take a look for yourself and ask “are these big numbers?”

£10.4 bn per annum: Is That A Big Number?

https://scienceogram.org/summary/

/./itabn/answer?magnitude=10.4&multiple=G&unit=GBP&measure=a

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Around the world in how long?

Early Infographics

How many tennis balls does it take to fill St Paul’s?

How Heavy was King Kong?

Visualising 1 in a million

How Crowded is the World?

One in a Thousand

How much do things weigh?

Stand on Zanzibar

The Power of a Thousand

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