MISSING ADDEND - Addition & Subtraction Math Word Problems

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Shae Hare - TeacherMood
Grade Levels
K - 3rd
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46 pages
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This provided some much-needed extra practice for my first graders on the concept of missing addends in word problems. Thank you so much!
These are perfect for practicing solving word problems. I love the set up of the page especially where students have to write and explain their thinking.


Are you looking for a differentiated option to teach Missing Addend Word Problems? Look no further! These first grade math worksheets focus on Subtraction as a Missing Addend and are perfect for supporting students! MEET YOUR MATH LEARNERS' NEEDS and teach them how to understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. Teaching missing addends is tough and these math practice pages provide varied levels of scaffolded support for your diverse 1st grade classroom needs!

Differentiated - Below Level, On Level, Advanced

  • Below Level - structured layout with built-in support (model, number sentence frames, etc.); numbers focus on basic facts
  • On Level - structured layout with less support; numbers go up to 20
  • Advanced - students are responsible for constructing all aspects; numbers go up to 100 and may require un-bundling (regrouping)

There are 10 different story problems included. FREEBIE in the PREVIEW!

Stop Scrolling! The clickable Table of Contents makes navigating to the desired problem set frustration free!

Answer Key included

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. For example, subtract 10 – 8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8.


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