Find the Missing Number

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First graders are asked to find the missing numbers in subtraction and addition equations. Each missing number is represented with a box and appears as an addend, subtrahend, sum, or difference.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Supply class members with manipulatives in order to find the missing numbers
  • Use the task as a formal or informal assessment such as an exit ticket 
  • Replace the boxes with letters in order to introduce variables
Classroom Considerations

  • Supply paper for learners to write their answers
  • Ensure class members are familiar with equations that are written horizontally

  • The teacher version comes with the solutions to the equations
  • Allows for several ways for solving

  • None
Common Core