Math is the answer, what is the question?
This activity helps students become more comfortable writing and solving story problems using a backwards design in which they are given the answer instead of the problem.
These printouts are meant to be used as a daily or weekly math practice helping students to create their own story problems. Each page has a prompt that provides an answer. Put the prompt up on a bulletin board, the whiteboard, or on the projector and ask students to come up with a story problem that would result in the answer of the day. Can be tailored to fit your students’ needs by asking them to create story problems using different operations.
-Daily or weekly practice
-Work for when you have a substitute
This document includes:
-36 different prompts, one for each week of the school year. Each prompt has beautiful clipart to provide visual interest for students.
-Within the 36 are also special holiday prompts for Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and more!
-Sample story problems to go along with each question for the teacher to read/share with students.