How To Use Questions with Images

Creating questions with images is an important part of any assessment or activity. The ability to observe, analyze, and interpret items are essential for all students, with images being especially important for visual learners, who benefit from having a concept or theme illustrated for them. has a bank of 1000+ images for use in creating more advanced and more visual assessments and activities for your students. In addition, Help Teaching subscribers can create custom questions, worksheets, and assessments by uploading their own images.

For a teacher who works in the Humanities, visuals are an essential component of my tests and activities. has a vault of maps for major topics of World and U.S. History. In many cases the maps have two versions: one with labels and one without, allowing you to create an activity that fits your specific needs. For example, when teaching American expansion to the West, I can have my students fill in the various treaties that allowed us to obtain land, or I can give them a completed map and ask questions about each specific element. Follow this link for a sampling of questions that use maps in the different manners described above. also offers a wide variety of graphics appropriate for use in math and science classrooms. Biology teachers can use’s images to create complete assessments which require students to identify parts of the human heart, eye, or ear. Be sure to view samples of biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and astronomy questions featuring images from Help Teaching.

Math questions tend to rely heavily on graphics to more clearly convey key concepts. Math graphics available for use on include angles and lines, polygons, nets, solid figures, clocks, money, pictographs, protractors, transformations, tables, graphs, algebra tiles, base ten blocks, and rulers. Elementary math students often benefit from solving problems which incorporate pictographs along with text. Likewise, geometry teachers can use angles, circles, or polygons graphics to ask specific questions about degree measure, circumference, or side length. Algebra teachers can utilize questions and images for functions and algebra tiles.

There is also a complete set of graphic organizers that can be used to demonstrate various concepts and themes in the Language Arts or Social Studies classroom. Some of the charts and tables available on include: flow charts, cause and effect, fact or opinion, sequencing, KWL, and Venn Diagrams.

These organizers make a great addition to any lesson or homework assignment. For example, after reading a chapter, students can complete a sequencing activity about what they read. Or they can compare and contrast different characters. Or your class can open a unit about Exploration by completing a KWL chart.

To add an image, create a question and then scroll through the image categories located on the left taskbar. Click to add the image you want and then create a question as you normally would. If you want to upload a custom image, simply select the “My Images” tab from the taskbar then the “Upload An Image” button. Creating a group of questions based on an image is very efficient way to assemble similar questions with one image. See this blog post for more info on groups.

The vault of images at offers you a wealth of options to vary your activities and tests. Browse all questions with images for ideas on how to incorporate images into your activities and tests. If you are in need of a graphic that is not available, please Contact Us, we are continually updating our database of images based on user feedback.

2 Responses to “How To Use Questions with Images”

  1. hener says:

    Is it possible to upload my own pictures? If not, will that capability be added to the site?

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