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

# Differentiation TechniqueFuzzy Problems

## Read The OverviewFuzzy Problems

Fuzzy Problems are, quite simply, the types of problems we face in our regular lives. Issues that have no best answer and no single path to a solution. Problems that are missing information and require best guesses. They're the kinds of problems we want our students to grapple with.

## Specific Examples of “Fuzzy Problems”

## 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.

## The Coloring Problem

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

## Which One is Not Like The Others?

When we ask kids “which one is not like the others”, our cleverest students love to find ways to pick the non-obvious answer. So why not use this as a framework for pushing students deeper into our content.

## Synonym Graphs

Use a two-dimensional scatter plot to dig into the nuances of several synonyms.