Worksheet: Missing Numbers in Subtraction Equations

In this worksheet, we will practice finding any missing number in a subtraction equation when subtracting within 10.

Q1:

A young girl has 5 books in her library, and she read 2 of them. How many books does she still have to read?

  • A7 books
  • B5 books
  • C3 books
  • D2 books

Q2:

Fill in the blank: 3=2.

Q3:

Fill in the blank: 7=2

Q4:

Goblins were attacking a castle. After 6 goblins were defeated, there were 3 left. How many goblins were there at the start?

Q5:

Find the missing number.

Q6:

How many blocks do you have to take away so that the number of blocks on each side is equal?

Q7:

Complete the following:

7 is 3.

Q8:

William had $6. He drank coffee for $. Now he has $1. 6=1

How much did the coffee cost?

Q9:

Find the number that makes the equation correct.

Q10:

Mason drew this model to check that 9 is the missing number in the equation.

When he took away 3 from 9, he was left with 6.

Find the missing number in this equation.

Draw a model to check your answer.

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