### Can you place 1 million on a number line?

Denise wrote something interesting relating to very LARGE NUMBERS, sort of a misconception that we all seem to have.

She asked students to mark 1 million on a number line that went from $20 to $1 billion. Here's the number line. Can you do it?

Give it an honest try!

Then go read how her students fared and see the right answer... you might be surprised!

She said, "

She asked students to mark 1 million on a number line that went from $20 to $1 billion. Here's the number line. Can you do it?

Give it an honest try!

Then go read how her students fared and see the right answer... you might be surprised!

She said, "

*Our intuitive number sense seems to work like a semi-logarithmic scale, with the small numbers evenly spaced and the bigger numbers crowded together at the end.*"