Missing Numbers to 5 (Subtraction)

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Kindergarten Missing Numbers Subtraction Activity

Here's a kindergarten math game that will help your little ones practice basic subtraction within five. In this online math activity, children will practice the following skills:

  • Find the missing difference in a subtraction fact when given the minuend and subtrahend.
  • Find the missing subtrahend when given the minuend and difference.
  • Find the missing minuend when given the subtrahend and difference.
  • Understand subtraction facts with the help of visual aids, such as groups of objects, showing an amount subtracted from the total.

The math problems in this kindergarten subtraction activity are presented in multiple-choice format, drag-and-drop format, and fill-in-the-blank format.

This online elementary math game is equipped with several handy features that help children make the most out of their math practice session:

  • Progress tracker – Students can check out the progress-tracker in the upper-right corner of their practice screen to see how many questions they have answered so far out of the total number of questions in the math lesson.
  • Score tracker – Students can take a look at the score tracker to gauge how many points they have earned so far for correct answers.
  • Speaker icon - When students click the speaker icon in the upper-left corner of the practice screen, they will hear the question read aloud to them in a clear voice. This option is great for ESL/ELL students and auditory learners.
  • Hint button – If students get stuck on a subtraction problem, they can click on the "Hint" button to view a helpful pictorial or written clue that will guide them to the right answer without giving it away.
  • Detailed explanation page – When students answer a question incorrectly, they will be shown a detailed explanation page. They can check out the right answer and look at the easy-to-understand explanation to learn from mistakes along the way.

All of these built-in tools were especially designed to help your students achieve math practice success with "I Know It."

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This online math lesson is classified as Level K. It may be ideal for a kindergarten class.

Common Core Standard

K.OA.4, MA.K.AR.1.3, MA.K.NSO.3.1, K.3A
Operations And Algebraic Thinking

Understand Addition As Putting Together And Adding To, And Under- Stand Subtraction As Taking Apart And Taking From.
For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.

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