This skill is undoubtedly challenging for students! This lesson truly breaks it down by first having students solve problems without using any numbers. Simply by using the important information, students can solve problems. Next, this lesson models exactly how to determine what information is missing, and how to find it. Finally there is space for students to work with the teacher to solve a word problem with a missing addend.
This product is a good review for older students, to refresh a challenging skill before introducing the next step for older grades.