It Must Be 2000

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Why do this problem?

This activity is a good source of ideas for number investigations. It was originally set in the year $2000$ so was particularly appropriate then but of course you could change it to suit the year you are in now.

Key questions

What could you do with this number?
What does it look like to have $2000$ objects, cubes, counters, etc.?