The answer is 25. What is the question?
Imagine the variety of “questions” you can get from this ONE “answer.”
What is 20 + 5?
How much is a quarter worth?
What is 5 multiplied by 5?
What is 24 plus 1?
What is 100 divided by 4?
Or maybe have them create their own word problem!!
…it could go on forever!
Best part – students LOVE doing this!
What is the question?
OR with a reading story you could list a character’s name and ask students to give you the questions.
To introduce this strategy, use easy examples such as Christmas or anything the students are very familiar and knowledgeable about and model the strategy for them!
Here is the sheet I use when I do these with my students:
Since they already know the routine for this strategy, I just write, “The answer is ___. What is the question?” on the board and let them brainstorm together or independently to see what they can come up with! They will love trying to impress you!