Big numbers. Sahara Desert (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A nine-year-old came up with the name googol when his mathematician uncle, Edward Kasner, asked for help in naming this new number. The name was introduced in Kasner’s 1940 book, “Mathematics and the Imagination.” The search engine company, Google, took its name as a play on the name for the number, googol, because they were designing a search engine that would organize a very large amount of information. How big is a googol? Supplies • Paper • Tape • Pencil, pen or crayon Instructions • Have your grandchild write down... (Read More ...)