       FIND MATH MISSING NUMBER WORKSHEET NUMBERS LESSON PLAN FILL IN ELEMENTARY MATH TEACHING LEARNING MATHEMATICS STUDENTS EDUCATION CURRICULUM THEME UNIT RESOURCES ACTIVITY  Students learn basic math skills. # BASIC MATH LESSON: WHAT'S THE MISSING NUMBER?

Objectives:

• Recognize that symbols such as square , triangle , and circle in an addition equation represent a missing value that will make the statement true.
(e.g., + 3 = 6, 5 +7 = )

Kindergarten - First Grade

Duration: 10 minutes           FIND THE MISSING NUMBER LESSON PLAN

Teacher Materials:

Lesson:

• Write the problem 3 + 4 on the board. Have students solve the problem.
• Then write 3 + 4 = . Explain that the square represents the missing part of the problem. The answer is the same answer that they found before, 7.
• Write 2 + = 7. Remind the students that the square represents the missing number. Ask what number could go in the square to make the statement true? Explain that they have to find a number that when added to 2 equals 7. (5)
• Write + 4 = 5. Explain that the triangle, just like the square, represents the missing number. What number would make the number statement true? (1)
• Write 10 = + 2.  Explain that the circle, just like the square and triangle represents the missing number. What number would make the number statement true? (8)
• Repeat as many times as the teacher deems necessary.

Assessment:
Use the worksheet to evaluate whether students understand the concept. LESSON PRINTABLES Lesson and worksheet.  Fill in the missing number.

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