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60 Missing Minuend Word Problems | 5 Free Worksheets

These missing minuend word problems worksheets will help to visualize and understand place value and number systems. 1st to 3rd-grade students will learn basic subtraction methods and can improve their basic math skills with our free printable missing minuend worksheets.

5 Fun Worksheets to Solve Missing Minuend Word Problems

Please download the following missing minuend word problems worksheets and practice subtraction on the pages.

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Missing Cake

Worksheet #1

Missing Birds

Worksheet #2

Missing Minions

Worksheet #3

Missing Dogs

Worksheet #4

Missing Number

Worksheet #5

Introduction to Missing Minuend in Math

Before starting our activities, let’s get familiarized with missing subtrahends and minuends. You may be thinking what these two are? Let’s look at the first problem in the following picture. A simple subtraction problem right? From the problem, we can say that, by subtracting a subtrahend from a minuend we can get the difference. If we get that, then go on to the next line. Here you can see there is something missing from the equation.

The number on the left side of the negative sign is not present. Now the question is if the number is the bigger or the smaller one. The bigger one is missing. So, if the number from which another smaller number is taken away in a subtraction then it is called the missing minuend. Like the third problem on the image, if the smaller number or the number that is taken from the minuend is absent then it is called a missing subtrahend.

Explaining Missing Minuend and Subtrehand

Word problems are a good way to understand this type of missing minuend problems. These problems will also enhance your thinking ability.

Trips and Tricks to Find Missing Minuend

Unlike the term, it is much easier to solve the activities and find the answers. We believe these activities along with the worksheets will be helpful for your youngsters to strengthen their grasp on these types of problems. Also, in the given missing minuend word problems pdf, you will find various practice worksheets regarding missing minuend. These worksheets will be suitable for your youngsters ranging from grade 1 to grade 6.

Before solving any of the following problems you have to remember the following things

  • Firstly, mark the given values from the problem.
  • Then, from the problem, try to figure out what you have to find. A missing subtrahend or a missing minuend?
  • How will you understand?
  • If the number from which another number is taken away is absent, then it is a minuend.
  • Otherwise, if the number taken away is asked to find, then it is a subtrahend.
  • The bigger number will always be on the right side of the minus sign and the smaller one will be on the left side of the sign.
  • Switch the place of the given value from left to right to find the unknown one.
  • Remember to change the sign after switching from left to right or vice versa.
  • Finally, after the calculation, get your desired answer.

Find the Missing Cake Using Missing Minuend

Let’s start with a simple activity. Suppose your mother is making a fruit cake. Help her to cut the cakes in equal amounts of pieces for you and your school friends. Use the basics of subtraction to find the total number of cake pieces which is the missing minuend

Missing Minuend Bird Themed Word Problems

In this activity, we will find the missing addends with some help from our angry bird friends. In this worksheet, every word problem is given on the angry birds’ theme. Solve them all to make the birds calm.

Minion Themed Missing Minued Word Problem

This time, you can get help from minions to find your missing minuend. Read each word problem carefully and build the correct equation to find your desired missing minuend.

Finding Missing Dogs by Finding Missing Minuend

In this activity, let’s solve some missing minuend problems by finding the missing number of dogs. All the word problems given in this worksheet are based on finding missing dogs. Find the required missing addends to determine the number of missing dogs. 

Finding Missing Numbers with Missing Minuend

We will solve some simple and basic missing minuend word problems. Here you are told to assume some numbers. After subtracting a certain amount from the unknown number you will get a known value.

With the help of the given clues find the missing number like a pro.

Finding Missing Subtrahend

Just like the previous discussion, finding subtrahend is also a subtraction problem. This time, we will find the number we took,  rather than finding the minuend. That means, we will find the number which was taken from the minuend or the total. Let’s start with the missing subtrahend word problem.

Finding Missing Subtrehand

Download Free Printable PDF

Download the following combined PDF and enjoy your practice session.

So today, we’ve discussed missing minuend word problems worksheets using the concepts of subtraction induced with various interactive word problems. Download our free worksheets, and after practicing these worksheets, students will surely improve their mathematical skills and have a better understanding of subtraction.

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