Here’s the perfect constraint for March! Writing with the digits of Pi.

# Differentiation TechniqueGet Ridiculous

## Read The OverviewGet Ridiculous!

One technique for finding complexity in a topic is to look for the edge cases, the outliers, the really big or small versions.

## Specific Examples of “Get Ridiculous”

## Thinking Like Producers About Consumers

Here’s how I’d use ethics and multiple perspectives to get students thinking about producers, consumers, and decomposers in new and interesting ways.

## Just How Much Pasta Could I Cook…

So, just how much pasta could I cook in an Olympic-sized pool?

## Rewrite It, But Don’t Use “E”

Here’s an interesting way to move students past mundane patterns in their writing. Ask for a rewrite, but without a letter (or two).

## Could we fit 1,000 kids on the playground? 10,000?

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.