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One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale

This children’s book explores the power of exponential growth through a powerful reinforcing loop.   A rajah who believes himself to be wise and fair uses his hungry people’s rice for himself year after year, until a village girl named Rani devises a clever plan using the surprising power of doubling to win a billion grains of rice from the rajah.

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This children’s book explores the power of exponential growth through a powerful reinforcing loop.   A rajah who believes himself to be wise and fair uses his hungry people’s rice for himself year after year, until a village girl named Rani devises a clever plan using the surprising power of doubling to win a billion grains of rice from the rajah. Share it with your children to improve their capacity for systems thinking.

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