Target the Question™


New digital tools added! See description for details.
Improve problem-solving skills in just 10-15 minutes a day using the problem-solving strategies in this rigorous review! Target the Question™ has been designed with teacher ease and student performance in mind, so it's easy to implement in any classroom with your current curriculum and it will keep your students engaged.

Correlated with the Common Core and the newest TEKS! For pricing information, please make a selection to the right or scroll down.

Price: $79.99 per 1-year digital license, any grade; $149.99 per Kindergarten bulletin board; $124.99 per grades 1-7 bulletin board

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Problem Solving is often a dreaded task. Why?

  • Solving “word problems” is often overwhelming for students. Many times they choose two numbers and add.
  • For the struggling reader, solving problems is a challenge. Energy is spent on conquering the text, not the math.
  • Many students simply don’t answer what the question is asking.

We have solved those problems with Target the Question™, where the question is the focus! There is ONE passage to read each week. Read and understand that scenario on Monday and each day that week answer a different question about that same passage! After using this supplementary math program for 10-15 minutes each day, students will be able to find needed information, eliminate extraneous information and effectively use problem-solving strategies.

Target the Question™ is correlated to the Texas Essential Skills and Knowledge (TEKS) as well as the Common Core, so it’s compatible with any curriculum. It is also a rigorous program, focusing on critical thinking, application of problem-solving strategies, and selective use of information from passages and questions, so students will be prepared for any major exam, including the STAAR® test. Best of all, all of these skills are covered in just minutes each day!

We proudly offer Target the Question™ in both bulletin board and digital formats! We even have a digital Spanish option for grades K-5, so every classroom will be able to prepare in the way that fits best. All versions have been updated to the newest TEKS, so you can rest assured that your students will be prepared for the STAAR® with this rigorous supplement.

We also offer TEKSas Target Practice™ for a different type of math review for those classrooms in Texas, and Target Reading™ for reading and language arts development!

STAAR® is a federally registered trademark and service mark of the Texas Education Agency. Lone Star Learning is not sponsored by, associated or affiliated with the TEA, which has not endorsed these products or services

Target the Question™ Versions

Bulletin Board

The bulletin board version of Target the Question™ ($124.99/set) comes with everything you need to use it, including weekly passages, color-coded daily questions for each week, vinyl pockets for display, master copies of student think sheets, instructions, and lesson plans. As with all our products, Target the Question™ is printed with pride in the USA.


Just 10-15 minutes a day ensures that:

  1. Students can apply mathematics to everyday life using story mats paired with a ten frame, a linear +/- model, or number line.
  2. Students can record their mathematical ideas concretely, pictorially, and then abstractly.

The kindergarten bulletin board program ($149.99/set) includes:

  • 20 sets of 8 full-color story mats to be inserted in custom made clear vinyl pocket folders for student use.
  • 20 custom-made clear vinyl pocket folders
  • 5 clear vinyl pockets to display the Problems of the Day.
  • One full-color 8.5 x 14 addition poster
  • One full-color 8.5 x 14 subtraction poster
  • Plus 36 scenarios with color-coded daily questions, weekly student think sheet masters, and a teacher information packet

The Kindergarten version of Target the Question™ also includes 20 vinyl folders and 20 sets of story mats. These mats match the weekly scenario, and once loaded into the top-loading vinyl folders or laminated, they can be used by students to work out the daily questions!

We also carry water-soluble Stabilo® pencils for easy writing on vinyl and convenient cleanup.


Target the Question™ is sold as a 1-year license ($79.99/year), and includes all of the features of the print version! Our Spanish translation of Target the Question™ is also only available in the digital format at this time, for grades K-5.

Each grade level includes different on-screen aids. Kindergarten, for example, has a number line and other tools to help visually teach students different solution options. First grade includes problem-solving mats, like a draw-a-picture tool, for extra practice with these hard-to-master strategies.

New for 2017\2018:

    • Now includes problem-solving strategy solutions for the first 6 weeks!


    • Multiple choice question mode! Toggle between open-ended or multiple choice questions, giving you day-by-day control to meet your class’s style. This update includes updated questions, new think sheets, a new student progress chart, and is included with all active Target the Question licenses from grades 1 through 6!


    • Target the Question™ includes the last 6 weeks of the previous year’s program for baseline assessment, review, or tutoring.


  • These new tools have also been added:
    +/- Number Line (grades K-2): an interactive number line that illustrates addition and subtraction with jumps and blocks allowing up to 4 addends
    +/- Unit Fractions (grades 3-4): an interactive number line that illustrates adding and subtracting unit fractions with jumps and blocks allowing fractions from halves to tenths
    +/- Fraction Line (grade 4): an interactive number line that illustrates adding and subtracting fractions with similar denominators with jumps and blocks allowing up to 4 addends and denominators from halves to tenths
    Fraction/Line (grades 3+): an interactive tool that allows students to compare fractions and have the numbers represented in fractions, pie charts, decimals, and percentages

Target the Question™ has been built from the ground-up with the latest in web technologies, including HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript, enabling you to use it seamlessly on your computer or Smartboard. This program works on most modern browsers for both Mac and Windows (IE9+, Chrome 18+, Firefox 11+, Safari 4+). Further, all of the illustrations, diagrams, charts, and examples are resolution-independent, so you’ll always have crystal-clear text even on the newest high-resolution devices. Zoom in as much as you like!

Samples and Free Trials

Bulletin Board Sample Sheets:

Digital Free Trial

Would you like to take a look at Target the Question™ before you buy it? We understand! Testing it out is the best way to know how you can use this program. You can even try it out in the classroom with your students to see how easily it will incorporate into your daily routine.

So which grade would you like to try?

Grade 1EnglishEspañol
Grade 2EnglishEspañol
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Grade 6English
Grade 7English

Tutorial Videos

See how the digital version works! Watch this video.

Or see how the bulletin board works!

7 reviews for Target the Question™

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lesley Baker

    Love the higher level thinking skills required.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Legacy-Christian, 5th grade Mathematics

    I love that it is everyday practice of math problem-solving. I appreciate how the problems increase in difficulty with each week. I feel that this program is beneficial in helping students learn and find keywords within a multi-layered word problem. The color system allows students to use highlighters to identify important information and keeps students engaged. It also helps students learn how to differentiate between needed and unneeded information within a word problem.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keene Elementary Teacher

    The question changes each day but the information stays the same.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Goliad Elementary, 4th grade bilingual teacher

    Great practice with problem solving.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ashley Barnette, Tuscaloosa School System,

    Something new every day!! Makes story problem SO easy. Sticks to the common core standards!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ms. Hutson, Kindergarten teacher in Tyler, TX

    Daily problem solving that is age appropriate.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    3rd grade teacher, Grapevine Colleyville ISD

    The critical thinking skills required in these problems is rigorous! It pushes my students to be thoughtful and sift through information to determine what is necessary and what is extraneous. I wish there was a way to stay in my internet browser window when I select a week. I don’t like that another window opens with the problem in it.

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