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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