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Missing Operations (Add and Subtract)

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Grade 1 Operations - 1.OA.B.4

How to Determine What Operations Are Missing In an Equation (Example: 4 "?" 3 = 1) Ever found yourself in a situation where you have to determine a missing operation in an equation? Well, like finding the missing terms in a sequence, there are cases where you have to determine the missing operation in an equation. So, how do you find a missing operation? You do not have to freak out as it is very easy. Here is an example that will help you grasp the concept! Example: Solve 72( ? ) 27 - 322 ÷ 14 = 1,921 Now, there are many different approaches to solving mathematical equations. A tip that will help you reach your answer is a quick and easy way is to take a reverse approach. By looking at this equation, we know that we have to divide 322 by 14, as per the order of operations. 72 ( ? ) 27 - 23 = 1,921 To further solve this, you need to add 23 to both sides of the equation; 72 ( ? ) 27 - 23 + 23 = 1,921 + 23. 72 ( ? ) 27=1,944 The final step is more of a trial and error method, and it is where you will have to use your common sense. The four basic arithmetic operations that you can use here include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It is obvious that subtracting 27 from 72 will never give such a big number; also, adding these numbers will give a very small answer. The division operation will give a small number, and when you apply the multiplication operation, you will get 1944. 72 × 27 = 1,944 This selection of worksheets and lessons help students recognize missing addition and subtraction operators.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Guided Lessons

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Practice Worksheets

These are designed to be more drill oriented.