A million no longer seems a large number in the modern world. With footballers being sold for over £50 million and houses in London costing well over £1 million it might be expected that children have a good understanding of large numbers. Indeed, children are expected to deal with numbers up to and beyond a million by the end of Year 5. However, this may not always be as easy as it appears and we have just published a great set of tricky questions involving numbers around one million to help with this understanding. Here is an example:
The new £1 coin has a thickness of 2.8 mm. How tall would a pile of one million £1 coins be?