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Missing Addends for Grade 1 | Fun Activities | Free Printable


Hello, first-grade students. Today we’re going to talk about missing addends for grade 1 in this article. Hope you will enjoy and spend a great time with us.

In a part-part-whole model like the following image, the top shows the total or whole, and the bottom represents the two parts that can be added together to make the whole. Sometimes, while completing activities or completing a puzzle, your youngster has to find some missing items like letters, numbers, or signs.

These activities help them to build their analytical and sensing ability. In the following section, you will find some fun activities to find missing addends for grade 1 that will provide your little champ more insight on this topic.

5 Fun Activities to Find Missing Addends for Grade 1 Students

Math is amazing! Don’t you think? For your little champ, it will be much easier to do the math based on real-life examples instead of just memorizing formulas and doing bookish math only.

So, to help you in this regard, we have some fun activities in the following section to find activities regarding missing addends for grade 1 students. Before practicing each activity, read the respective descriptions.

Activity 1: How Many Cats Are White?

Cats!!! One of the cutest and funniest animals you can have. One fine morning, you saw your father come home with eight cats in a basket. All of them are not the same in color. Three of the eight cats are brown. Others are white.

Our task is to find the number of white cats using missing addends.

Counting Number of White Cats through Missing Addends

Activity 2: Find the Number of Pink Balloons

On a fine summer morning, you and your family have gone to a fair in a nearby park. After going there, your father bought you 12 balloons of two different colors.

Now, among these balloons, the number of blue balloons is 5. To make your little sister more active in the calculation, you asked her to find the number of pink balloons.

Finding Number of Blue Balloons Using Missing Addends

Activity 3: Roll the Dice

Monopoly is a common indoor game and we enjoy it a lot while playing. To play tactfully and win you have to roll the two dice and add the numbers from the dice to move forward. Now, you are playing and about to win the game.

You are only six steps away from the finishing line. After rolling the dice, you have gotten 2 on one die. Now, the question is, how much do you need in the other die to finish the game?

Counting How Much Will It Need in the Second Die to Make a Total of 6

Activity 4: Fill the Tray

The following image can contain 10 trays of hot chocolate mugs. Now, on a snowy evening, your mother is planning to serve all 10 guests some hot chocolate.

She put 7 mugs of hot chocolate in the tray. To serve all the guests, how many mugs does she need?

Determining Number of Missing Hot Chocolate Mugs

Activity 5: Sharing Is Caring

The last activity will be your favorite. Because it’s chocolate time. There are a total of 20 students in your class, and you are taking chocolates for the class party.

In the morning, you saw that your father had bought only 13 chocolates by mistake. Now, rectify the mistake and inform your father of the amount he should buy for you to take all 20 chocolates.

Calculating Number of Required Chocolates

Download Free Printable PDF

In the above discussion, I have discussed various interesting games regarding missing addends for grade 1 students. These activities will help your students enhance their skills regarding these types of missing addends problems.

The free missing addends for grade 1 pdf  is available for download below. You can download this practice sheet by clicking on the download button and printing it from your device.


Please feel free to give any feedback regarding this article. Also, if your little one is having trouble doing these activities, let us know in the comment section.




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