# Math Trivia for Kids

Math is way cool! And math trivia for kids will definitely inspire the most math resistant child to get a kick out of discovering some of the most interesting facts about math. Check out some of the cool math facts here.

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The Earth weighs 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.  And don't forget that one Ton is equal to 2000 pounds!  Do you know how to say 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000,000?  Look at the Number Names below to figure it out.

Number Names

• One Googol is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. The name 'googol' was invented by a child (Dr. Kasner's nine-year-old nephew) who was asked to think up a name for a very big number, namely, 1 with a hundred zeros after it.
• One Vigintillion has 63 zeros
• One Novemdecillion has 60 zeros
• One Octodecillion has 57 zeros
• One Septendecillion has 54 zeros
• One Sexdecillion has 51 zeros
• One Septillion has 24 zeros

The Abacus is considered the origin of the calculator.

The Slide Rule is the mathematical instrument used for computing before the calculator was introduced in 1970.

Did you know that the opposite sides of a dice cube add up to seven. There is a cool math magic trick that you can show your friends and family that makes use of this math trivia fact.

If you were to count to a million by ones non-stop, it would take you about 12 days. If you were to count to a billion by ones non-stop, it would take you about 32 years! WOW!!!

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

Forty is the only number that has all its letters in alphabetical order.

Multiply 37,037 by any single number (1-9), then multiply that number by 3.  Every digit in the answer will be the same as that first single number.

Did you know that Zero was discovered by an Arab mathematician named Al-Khwarizmi in 800 B.C.?

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