Missing Number Puzzles: Add & Subtract 3-4 Digit Numbers



Are you looking for an engaging and meaningful math task that will challenge your kids to deepen their understanding of addition and subtraction with large numbers? These missing number puzzles are a great challenge!

Each puzzle includes an addition or subtraction equation with 3-4 digit numbers or add a set of 3 2-digit numbers, but some of the digits are missing. So rather than merely having kids add or subtract 2 numbers, they have to actually think about how to add or subtract and what digits will give them the answer they’re looking for.

These are great for kids in 4th or 5th grade who need a fun and engaging review of addition and subtraction, but would also be a fun challenge for 3rd graders who are just building their understanding of addition and subtraction.

What’s Included in the Download:

This product includes 2 different versions of the 20 puzzles for your convenience.

  • Digital, interactive puzzles for Google Slides (to solve, kids can drag and drop numbers into the missing digits). These slides include one puzzle per slide.
  • Printable puzzle set, which includes 2 half-page puzzles per page, with a printer friendly design
  • Directions and link for accessing the digital slides as well as assigning the slides in Google Classroom
  • Answer key for all 20 puzzles

How to Use the Puzzles:

To complete the digital puzzles, students click on the number tiles on the right of each slide and drag them into the appropriate places in the equation:

On the printable version, each half-page puzzle includes space for students to draw a picture, show their thinking or work out their solution (in whatever way makes sense for them).

***Click HERE to see a preview of the digital and printable versions***

*Please Note: This product is intended for your personal use in the home or classroom only. You may not share, link to the file or digital slides, distribute, print for others or alter this product in any way. In addition, this product includes a downloadable pdf file, which can be printed, as well as a link to digital slides. No physical product will be mailed to you.*


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