# Enough People for a Party

Here's your nightly math! Just 5 quick minutes of number fun for kids and parents at home. Read a cool fun fact, followed by math riddles at different levels so everyone can jump in. Your kids will love you for it.

# Enough People for a Party

June 24, 2018

What’s the biggest number of people you’ve seen at once? Where were you? Did you see a river of people on a city sidewalk, or an even bigger crowd in a stadium? It may have looked like a lot, but it was only a tiny part of all the people in the world. There are about 8 billion of us, or 8,000,000,000. But we aren’t spread out evenly around Earth. Almost 1 billion 400 million (1,400,000,000) live in China, and more than 1 billion 200 million in India. 1 billion people live in Africa, while Antarctica has more penguins than people. We don’t even have time to count all those people one by one…a billion seconds is almost 32 years, and it would take even longer to say all the numbers!

Wee ones: How many people live in your home? Count them up if you can!

Little kids: If there are about 4 billion people in Asia and about 1 billion people in Africa, roughly how many billions of people live on those 2 continents together?  Bonus: If Earth has 8 billion people, how many ears do they all have?

Big kids: A billion is a thousand millions. The U.S. has about 300 million people. How many more does the U.S. need to reach 1 billion?  Bonus: If the U.S. has about 300 million and India has about 1 billion 200 million, how many times as populous is India? (Hint if needed: 1 billion 200 million is the same as twelve hundred million, or 1,200 million.)