Some math concepts are pretty easy to learn, while others may take a bit more work. Finding missing numbers or variables falls into the second category.

Never fear! You’ve Got This Math has designed some fun task cards to help.

**Missing Numbers Task Cards**

A lot of children have trouble learning to find missing numbers in math equations.

It takes a bit of “working backwards.” The math facts themselves can be easy to learn, but filling in missing facts takes a bit more reasoning.

That’s where these fun math cards come in!

The task cards use ten frames to help children understand the concept of missing numbers. Later, this helps them more easily understand variables.

The great thing about this activity is that it works equally well for addition and subtraction!

This time of year, you can make the activity even more fun by using conversation hearts. However, you can use it all year round with math counters, mini erasers, or even candy or cereal!

To get your free set of task cards, just go to You’ve Got This Math. While you’re there, be sure to take a look around – there are plenty of great ideas and resources!

You can also find other resources from You’ve Got This Math here.

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