The 1st meeting of the Islander Math Circles, Spring 2015
Facilitators: Dr. Aubrey Rhoden
Agenda: Large Numbers
I. How big do numbers get?

What is a googol? What is a googolplex?

How can we begin to conceptualize and connect to large numbers?

How do we say big numbers?
II. Paper Folding

How many times can you fold a paper? Let’s look at Mythbusters…

How big of a piece of paper would you need to make 12 folds? 13 folds?

How big of a piece of paper would you need to make 103 folds?
III. Calculating the Volume of the Universe
IV. Computer Memory Storage

Our humble beginnings

How many movies can a 2 terabyte hard drive hold?
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