# minuend

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## minuend

[′min·yə‚wend]
(mathematics)
The quantity from which another quantity is to be subtracted.
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6003 - 2987 Step 1: 9999 - 2987 = 7012 Step 2: 7012 + 6003 = 13 015 Step 3: 13 015 - 10 000 = 3015 Step 4: 3015 + 1 = 3016 Finally check, as in all subtraction problems, that the answer plus the subtrahend yields the minuend. Give your students some further examples such as 213 - 85.
Minuends to 12 comprised 25 subtraction fact problems with minuends from 5 to 12.
Conversely, although in the computation of Recapture Income, the same adjusted basis is utilized as the subtrahend, in arriving at the recomputed basis, the minuend of the formula only depreciation deductions actually claimed are added to the adjusted basis.
(For example, if a lesson focuses on the 5 set, lesson-specific flash cards are facts with addends that sum to 5 and with minuends of 5.) Correctly answered flash cards are placed in the "correct" pile.
We administered four subtests of the Second-Grade Calculations Battery (SGCB; Fuchs, Hamlett, & Powell, 2003): Sums to 12, Sums to 18, Minuends to 12, and Minuends to 18.
Concrete subtraction problem with the unknown in the minuend.
Because the program never states the minuend, a kindergartner with whom we worked found the statement confusing.
teachers give an explanation of "subtraction with regrouping" that is not "a real mathematical explanation."20 She gives an example of a situation in which teachers said that "because the digit at the ones column of the minuend is smaller than that of the subtrahend, the former should borrow a ten from the tens column and turn it into ten ones." Does that mean "borrowing" (interest free, of course!) is not "a real mathematical explanation"?
It is also unrealistic to take away a considerable fraction of the whole and try to represent that part proportionally, without expecting the political character of the minuend to change as well.
Special needs children (aged 8-12) with difficulty in subtraction problems up to 100 with the ones-digit subtrahend being larger than the ones digit in the minuend have benefitted from using dynamic virtual manipulative (Peltenburg, van den-Heuvel-Panhuizen & Doig, 2009).
The original number before subtraction, or before anything is removed, is called the minuend. In the example above, the minuend is \$12.00.
One point was awarded for correctly identifying each occurrence of the SFL and BAZ errors using a variety of synonymous terms (e.g., SFL: subtracted smaller from larger number regardless of position, reversed/transposed smaller from larger, subtracted minuend from subtrahend).

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