Students took the classic song, Help!, and rewrote it to be about their collective summers.

# All Of MyExamples

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Example lessons organized by differentiation techniques (you can read more about those techniques here).

#### Fuzzy Problems

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#### Embed A Classic

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#### Judge With Criteria

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## All of my Examples

## How Many Kids Could Cram onto the Playground?

If your students can find the area of a square then, armed with Google Earth, they can also figure out how many students you could pack into your school’s playground.

## Concept Formation: A Model for Inductive Thinking

Here’s are the steps for running an inductive lesson based on Hilda Taba’s model of Concept Formation. Plus a sample lesson about the Nile River.

## The Marshmallow Challenge

A fantastic fuzzy problem to start the year. Students use pasta and tape to try to get a marshmallow up as high as possible.

## What could we do with this Wax Museum event?

How one might revamp a “Wax Museum” project into something that focuses more on thinking than product.

## Fizz Buzz – A Divisibility Game

Here’s a quick to learn but difficult to master math game. Start with some basic divisibility rules, but then feel free to extend it to any math topic.

## The Coloring Problem

How *few* colors can you use to fill in a map so that no neighboring regions are the same color?

## Adding Complexity to Parts of Speech

Here’s how you can add some spice to an otherwise dull study of parts of speech.

## Words Within Words

So… how many words can you find that are made from the letters in the world “soldier”? There’s more than 10… more than 20… more than 50…

## Rewriting a Sentence With Different Coordinating Conjunctions

The first unit in our writing program was always teaching the coordinating conjunctions. It always felt goofy teaching this to 6th graders – especially a gifted magnet class. I mean… do they *really* not know the difference between “and” and “but”?