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Height of the CN Tower in Toronto (553 m) is 4 x Height of the Great Pyramid of Giza (139 m)
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Is this a big number?
Free-form entry eg: '125000km', '1.5 million inches', '$67bn', '45000000 AUD', 100years', '123456789', '1 trillion', '1.5e6', '25 million kg'
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?”
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Numbers Astronomical and Beyond
Talking about Numbers
It’s All Gone Non-Linear
Numb about Numbers?
The 1954 horror/science fiction film
featured terrifying giant ants. Could such creatures really exist? Of would the square-cube law defeat them? Read on …
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Hans Rosling & Gapminder
A Trip to the Theatre
Benford’s Brain-boggling Law
Logs: Level-Up your Number Sense
The Number Line: A Journey
You Call That a Number?
From Atlas Obscura, a sampling of infographics from the 19th century. All with the aim in mind of putting information into a format where it can easily be understood and compared.
How tall is tall?
Around the world in how long?
How many tennis balls does it take to fill St Paul’s?
How Heavy was King Kong?
Visualising 1 in a million
Scienceogram: UK Science Spending in Context
How Crowded is the World?
One in a Thousand
How much do things weigh?
Stand on Zanzibar
The Power of a Thousand
Want more? The IsThatABigNumber book is a celebration of numbers and numeracy. Oxford University Press: July 2018.
Click here to learn more about it.