# Unknown Parts Subtraction Word Problems - Lesson for Grade 2, Chapter - Thinking Deeper about Addition and Subtraction—The Unknown Number

In the "Unknown Parts Subtraction Word Problems" lesson, Grade 2 students embark on an engaging journey through the realm of subtraction within the framework of real-life scenarios. This lesson forms an integral part of the chapter "Thinking Deeper about Addition and Subtraction—The Unknown Number," situated within the unit "Applications in Operations Within 1000." By tackling activities such as the "Selling the Bracelets Worksheet," "A Baker's Supply Worksheet," and "Lady Liberty Worksheet," along with delving into "Unknown Parts Addition and Subtraction Equations," students will master the skill of identifying and solving subtraction word problems where part of the information is missing.

Understanding how to approach these unknown parts in subtraction problems is crucial for students. It not only hones their mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills but also prepares them for real-world situations where not all information is readily available. This ability to think critically and find solutions despite incomplete data is a valuable life skill, extending beyond mathematics. Through these carefully designed activities, students learn to apply their knowledge of subtraction in varied contexts, ensuring a thorough grasp of the subject matter and its practical applications.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Unit: Applications in Operations Within 1000
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1st
3:00 min
Selling the Bracelets Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
A Baker's Supply Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
worksheet
4th
4:00 min
Unknown Parts Addition and Subtraction Equations
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• ### Activity 1 / Selling the Bracelets Worksheet

In order to get your kids very interested in learning, you must come up with new and clever ways of mixing learning with fun. For example, this simple and colorful worksheet will help your kids practice their subtraction skills while including the fun of making bracelets. There are two word problems in the downloadable pdf. Read the word problems to your kids. Help them check the equation that matches the problems, and then circle the correct total.

• ### Activity 2 / A Baker's Supply Worksheet

What is more exciting than a visit to the baker’s shop? Very few things and I’m sure your kids will agree! At the baker’s shop, there are many delicious treats to be found, and the air smells as delicious as anything! Ask your kids some of the things they look forward to seeing and doing at the baker’s shop. Now, read the short word problems in this worksheet to your kids. Help them check the equations that match the problems, and then circle the correct total.

• ### Activity 3 / Lady Liberty Worksheet

The statue of Liberty is a very important national symbol of the United States of America. Ask your students if they have ever been to see the Statue of Liberty, and if they can tell you where it is located, and what the statue looks like. Every day, the statue attracts a crowd of people who come to see the statue, take pictures with it, and simply learn more about it. Read the word problem to your students and help them check the equation that matches the problem. Then, circle the correct total.

• ### Activity 4 / Unknown Parts Addition and Subtraction Equations - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to solve basic algebraic addition and subtraction equations.