Learning the skill of solving "impossible problems"
Unmasking our landfill legacy
So, picture a landfill. It's essentially a gaping hole that swallows our waste, an insatiable beast. But exactly how insatiable is it? How gigantic are these …
Grow your own food?
Unearthing the truth with guesstimation
Have you ever daydreamed about leading a self-sufficient life, growing all your food on a patch of land? It's an alluring fantasy, isn't it? But how feasible is …
Unblocking guesstimation gridlock with the geometric mean
Picture this – you're in a bustling city, London, to be precise, with a pickle in hand 🥒. Now imagine every pickle consumed in London over the span of a year, …
Guesstimating the number of atoms on earth
And, we get to add another tool to our toolbox today - scientific notation. It might sound a little complicated if you're new to it, but trust me, you'll soon …
Guesstimating the earth
A journey to the center of our planet
Today is all about doing your first guesstimate. We'll do it by embarking on a cool thought experiment together – trying to estimate the distance to the centre …
What is guesstimation?
The process of solving "impossible" problems
In this series, I'll show you how not to stress about big, impossible sounding problems, like "how many people are picking their nose right now?". The secret is …