Subtraction Worksheets and Printables

Subtraction worksheets are a great resource for students who need extra practice with this math skill. Our printable subtraction worksheets help kids work through math problems at their own pace to learn and reinforce what they're studying in school. Kids will have fun as they work through subtraction math riddles, subtracting using a number line, and more advanced subtraction that requires regrouping. All subtraction worksheets offer clear instructions and colorful drawings to guide kids through the activities independently or with an adult. Our subtraction worksheets are designed for students with a wide range of abilities, from preschool through fifth grade.
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Subtract the Numbers with Max Subtract the Numbers with Max Help Max fly a kite (up to the highest height) by completing these subtraction problems.
Math Riddles: Add and Subtract Math Riddles: Add and Subtract What is a math teacher's favorite dessert? Pi!
Beginning Subtraction: 1 to 5 Beginning Subtraction: 1 to 5 Is your preschooler ready to try his hand at subtracting with numbers up to five?
Let's Practice Subtraction 1 to 10! Let's Practice Subtraction 1 to 10! Whether your child's getting comfortable with numbers or he's ready for a new challenge this sports themed worksheet will engage his math and number learning.
Valentine's Day Beginning Subtraction Valentine's Day Beginning Subtraction Rose are red, this worksheet is true...to helping your child practice early math skills with you!
Math Riddles: Subtraction #3 Math Riddles: Subtraction #3 Where do New York City kids learn multiplication?
Subtraction Coloring Subtraction Coloring Help Jill the Sheep track down the right heart by completing the subtraction problems in each box.
Halloween word problems encourage your children to have a scary good time with math! These sheets contain Halloween multiplication word problems, addition exercises, and word problems that encourage your second grader to use a variety of different math skills. Introduce your little ghost or ghoul to the practical uses of math with these Halloween math word problems.
2nd Grade Halloween Word Problems Halloween word problems encourage your children to have a scary good time with math!
Math Riddles: Triple Digits Math Riddles: Triple Digits Why is 2+2=5 like your left foot? Itâs not right!
Math Riddles: Subtraction #4 Math Riddles: Subtraction #4 What tools do you need for math? MultiPLIERS!
Coin Subtraction Coin Subtraction Encourage your child to practice making change by subtracting the price of an item he wants to buy from the coins he has.
KenKen® Puzzle: Tiger KenKen® Puzzle: Tiger Play KenKen® with Tyler the Tiger! This addition and subtraction puzzle is a perfect second grade challenge.
Scoreboard Subtraction #1 Scoreboard Subtraction #1 Let your kid play scorekeeper for a day! He'll practice double-digit subtraction and addition with this fun worksheet.
Fact Family Practice: Icy Fact Families Fact Family Practice: Icy Fact Families Kids use their understanding of the relationship between addition and subtraction, as well as memorized addition and subtraction facts, to fill in the missing numbers in the fact families on this second grade math worksheet.
Math-Go-Round: Subtraction (Hard) Math-Go-Round: Subtraction (Hard) Think you've got what it takes to beat the Math-Go-Round?
Subtraction: Falling Apples Subtraction: Falling Apples For each problem on worksheet, kids count the number of apples that have fallen from a tree.
Subtraction worksheets are a great resource for students who need extra practice with this math skill. Our printable subtraction worksheets help kids work through math problems at their own pace to learn and reinforce what they're studying in school. Kids will have fun as they work through subtraction math riddles, subtracting using a number line, and more advanced subtraction that requires regrouping. All subtraction worksheets offer clear instructions and colorful drawings to guide kids through the activities independently or with an adult. Our subtraction worksheets are designed for students with a wide range of abilities, from preschool through fifth grade.

How to Teach Subtraction

Subtraction can be tricky for young learners, but with a little help and some fun subtraction worksheets, even the youngest mathematician can learn how to subtract. Try these helpful tips to get your child comfortable with subtraction:

  • Talk to your child about what the word "minus" means. If we say four "minus" two, we mean that we're taking away two from the number four. When you say "minus," you are subtracting, or taking away, from a number.
  • Use some visual aids to help illustrate the concept of subtraction for your child. Use counters, such as pieces of cereal or marbles, to show your child what subtraction looks like. For the equation 4 - 2 = 2, lay out four counters. Allow your child to count the entire number of counters displayed before showing your child that you are going to subtract two by taking them away. Have your child count the number of remaining counters to discover the answer to the equation.
  • Once you've tried a few subtraction problems with your child using counters, have your child try a problem from one of the subtraction worksheets using the counters. Supervise this process and lend assistance when needed.
  • Make sure to praise your child for his efforts and encourage regular subtraction practice. You can use any of our fun subtraction worksheets with your child to further your practice.