Big numbers. A bowl of white granulated sugar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How long would it take you to count to one million? Eleven and-a-half days, if you counted at the rate of one number a second. This activity helps you see how much one million of something is. Supplies White, granulated sugar Measuring cup One sheet of black construction paper Instructions Measure out one-quarter cup of sugar Pour it onto the black construction paper What Should Happen? You have just measured out one million granules of sugar. Why Is This Important? Numbers with lots of zeros, like million, billion and... (Read More ...)