These are great tools to get the students using and thinking about large numbers. In the beginning of the year, I have my students "go shopping" in one of the aforementioned magazines. Given a budget of $5,000,000, the students must purchase three houses, with at least one priced over $1,000,000. (since we are in Southern California, that isn't a problem in the least)
When the math is done, I let the students create their new neighborhood, complete with "sold signs" and everything!
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