Exploring Systems

One Grain of Rice

A mathematical fairy tale similar to The King’s Chessboard. A village girl outsmarts a selfish king by asking him to double a portion of rice every day for 30 days in order to feed the hungry.

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King’s Chessboard

When the wise man refuses to accept a reward for his service to the king, the king insists and so the wise man asks for a payment of rice for each square of the king’s chessboard–the amount to be doubled each day. Soon the royal granaries are almost empty–will the proud king concede that he…

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Systems Thinking Playbook

This book has become a favorite of K–12 teachers, university faculty, and corporate consultants. It provides short gaming exercises that illustrate the subtleties of systems thinking. The companion DVD shows the authors introducing and running each of the thirty games.

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Systems in Motion books

This dynamic set of books consolidates the powerful lessons about oscillations in one place! This series of lessons (also online) allows students to explore and see the deeper nature of what is causing particular behaviors. Help students discover the iceberg…. Purchase one or the whole set!

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Habits of a Systems Thinker

    Habits of a Systems Thinker describes ways of thinking about how systems work and how actions taken can impact results seen over time. They encompass a spectrum of thinking strategies that foster problem-solving and encourage questioning.          

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