Big & Small Numbers

IB Maths: Applications & Interpretation: Big & Small Numbers

"What is the biggest number you know? What is the smallest? How can we work with such extreme numbers?"Mathematics knows few limits! We can go on and on describing even bigger and even smaller numbers as we head out towards infinity and an abstract world! What real things can we actually describe with some of these numbers and how can we write them down and work with them? This activity invites you to consider some really...

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