Word of the day #52: zillion

Word of the Day is designed to help children learn how to use a dictionary, whilst simultaneously expanding their vocabulary. Today’s Word of the Day begins with the letter ‘Z’. The word is: zillion.


n. a very large but unspecified number, quantity, or amount – zillions of flies


adj. a very large indeterminate number – a zillion people turned up

Why not use another language to strengthen your pupils’ maths skills? The following game is just one of many from 100+ Fun Ideas for Teaching French across the Curriculum in the Primary Classroom.

Playing Guess the number

✦ One player chooses a number in secret, which the class then try to guess. The Chooser give clues until the class have found the target number.

Vingt? Twenty?

C’est moins. It is less.

Dix? Ten?

C’est plus. It is more.

Playing guess the number

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