Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tried It Tuesday: The Question Could Be...

I'm excited to share today for my sweet BBB, Holly, for her Tried It Tuesday!
I learned about from my skinny, beautiful, intelligent friend AMC!!! (She didn't pay me to say those things, they're just TRUE!)  :)
It's so simple...
Promotes great discussion...
Forces students to think critically...
Little prep for the teacher...
It involves POST-IT NOTES (I know you're not surprised!)
Are you ready??!!
Give students an answer to a question and allow them to determine what the question could be!
In the following pictures are samples of "questions" for the answer 1/3.
There are many possibilities and levels of difficulty that could be used for this poster!

The first student gave an equivalent fraction and the second gave a percent and decimal example. 
The first student is this photo showed a missing space on a number line for benchmark fractions and the second asked for half of 2/6.
PERFECT opportunity for misconceptions too!
I see exactly why this student thought half of 2/6 was 1/3-this gives me an opportunity to extend a lesson.
Holds up to 24 sticky notes and at a quick glance you can see which students haven't responded!
 See? When I took this picture, two people hadn't responded (1 was absent).

I just introduced this poster this week and my students and I already love it!
This is a 20x24 poster and I have it in my TPT store for ONLY $1 for the next 48 hours!
I develop my posters at Sam's Club-I find them to be the least expensive and they'll develop it in an hour!
Check out all the other ideas that have already been tried and tested by amazing teachers!


  1. That is really great!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Hodges Herald

  2. Looooove it!!!! I could see using this in every subject not just math!! The answer is King George. What is the question!? ;-)

  3. Love this idea!! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

    The Craft of Teaching

  4. Oohhhh...I didn't know Sam's Club printed posters. We can send documents to our District Media to be printed into posters. I think they are more expensive than $1 though. I haven't ever tried it. I really love this idea! XOX
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. I remember seeing this idea over at AMC. Thanks for reminding me about it!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  6. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! By the way, how much does it cost you to get the post printed at Sam's Club??!! Just curious!

  7. I love this idea. I think you could total do this digitally on Edmodo or some other discussion forum where they have to respond as well.

    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack

  8. Thanks for the super sweet shout out : ) . Your poster looks great (and so will mine soon!). I was thinking about throwing a fraction answer up there - love how misconceptions come out too!

  9. Love this! I can't find enlargements are on Sam's Club. I'm trying to see how much it would cost! Very creative!! :)
    Pinkadots Elementary

  10. Great idea!! I think I could do something like this in my library!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Mrs. Saunders' Lovelies

  11. I remember reading about this at AMC. I am going to have to give it a try in social studies soon.

    Thank you!
    Fit to be Fourth

  12. I love this! This is so fabulous...I need to do this with my kiddos. I know my high kids will go nuts trying to come up with something crazy as a question.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  13. I really enjoy backwards thinking when it comes to math (and life in general). I just think it's an important skill, but it also allows students to see the relation between numbers. This kind of reminds me of the math game 24 (which I love).

    thanks Joanne!

  14. Oh Joanne, you are so creative! The possibilities are endless with this idea.

  15. I just wanted to share my experience with the Tried It Tuesday question, Could Be. It piqued my interest since it prompted me to consider many options and views. The open-ended nature of the subject allowed for a variety of responses, and reading through everyone's ideas was extremely enlightening. Seeking information on Consumer Behavior Assignment Help.! I recently researched this topic for my schoolwork, and it's intriguing to see how different aspects influence consumer choices. If anyone has suggestions for tools, case studies, or even expert advise on acing projects linked to consumer behavior,


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