Read “Guesstimation Solving Today’s Problems on the Back of a Napkin” by Lawrence Weinstein with Rakuten Kobo. Guesstimation reveals the simple. Guesstimation Solving Today’s Problems on the Back of a NapkinLawrence Weinstein I got a review copy of this book, and initially decided. Guesstimation has ratings and 26 reviews. I’m actually not sure if I read this or a version that was – but there’s no listed on the author’s booklist, so .

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In most problems, the key factor is to guess correctly the value ranges of entities, and it’s very hard to do with many Americancentric questions. Preview — Guesstimation by Lawrence Weinstein. A careful study of this book would certainly improve a student’s ability to take a complicated question, break it down into solvable parts, and assemble the parts to find an answer.

But I was confused by page 4 of this book – the authors present an equation and then the answer without the crosswalk between the two. Common Misconceptions in Mathematics. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers. Jun 15, Nam rated it it was ok. Exceptional customer service Get specialist help and advice. A physics professor at my school is one of the authors of this book.

You submitted the following rating and review. What is the total length of all the pickles consumed guesstimatkon the US in one year? Commentary is as follows: Primates of the World. The Why of Maths. People who want to learn the logical thinking, People who want to think quantitative things. It is amazing as to how much one can estimate with very minimal knowledge.

Benton Richard Fortey View All. This would make a guesstomation secondary textbook in many classes, ranging from quantitative literacy to a science methods class for future educators. Mathematics Education and Technology-Rethinking the Terrain.

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The first half was great and it was fun to work out estimates, but towards the end it got ridiculously convoluted and technical coming from someone with a generally alright knwlledge of maths and science. Lawrence Weinstein begins with a concise tutorial on how to solve these kinds of order of magnitude problems, and then invites readers to have a go themselves. Fotis rated it liked it Sep 04, No trivia or quizzes yet.


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Good source of questions for teachers wanting problem solving material without excessive discipline content required to actually do the problems. She Has Her Mother’s Laugh.

The book focuses on a series of problems and then gives the solution with what should be crappy educational system aside common sense, well known constants and a bit guesstimatin basic math.

How long would it take a running faucet to fill the inverted dome of the Capitol? Lawrence Weinstein and John Adam present an eclectic array of estimation problems that range from devilishly simple to quite sophisticated and from serious real-world concerns to downright silly ones.

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Apr 17, Dennis rated it it was ok Shelves: Guedstimation up-to-date with NHBS products, news and offers. I like the idea of this book: The breadth of scope of the problems is truly impressive. After a bit of practice it is fun to come up with my own questions to estimate.

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