Hey everyone, it’s Dylan here. I wanted to talk to you about one of my classes: Numbers.
Lots of students have problems when they try to read large numbers. It’s especially difficult because the naming patterns for numbers in English and in Japanese are different. In English, the name for a group of numbers changes every 3 digits, but in Japanese the name changes every 4 digits. This means that when students are reading numbers, they often get confused, and have to count up, “One, ten, a hundred…”
In my class, Numbers, I try to show students an easy way to remember how to read large numbers in English, and how to break up large numbers into smaller, easier parts. I also try to give students many opportunities to practice reading large numbers.
When you see a large number, and you need to read it in English, you might get stressed, but remember, with the right tips and a little bit of practice, you can handle even the biggest numbers!