As the name implies, missing addends are missing addends from the mathematical equation. A statement like 4 + _ = 8 contains one known addend, one unknown or missing addend, and the sum. This is an important math concept for students to practice.

This concept will help them learn more about how addition and subtraction are connected. It will also help them as they begin solving word problems. As students practice finding missing addends, they’ll also work on critical problem-solving skills.

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