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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Subtraction on the Farm #1 Subtraction on the Farm #1 Help give your second grader's subtraction skills a boost with this cheerful math worksheet.
Have your fourth grader try her hand at these KenKenŽ puzzles with varying levels of difficulty.
KenKen Puzzles for 4th Graders Have your fourth grader try her hand at these KenKenŽ puzzles with varying levels of difficulty.
Subtraction Practice Sheet Subtraction Practice Sheet Let your second grader have some fun practicing subtraction with this worksheet.
Basketball Math Basketball Math Bring your a-game to this subtraction worksheet, and see how many subtraction problems you can solve!
Double-Digit Subtraction Double-Digit Subtraction Two-digit subtraction is an essential skill for every second grade student.
At the Toy Store: Addition and Subtraction At the Toy Store: Addition and Subtraction Shopping in a toy store is full of mathematical challenges!
These beloved rhymes aren't just for reading! Help your preschooler learn the basics of numbers and math with this collection of cute nursery rhyme worksheets.
Nursery Rhyme Math These beloved rhymes aren't just for reading!
Know All About Numbers: The Missing Sign Know All About Numbers: The Missing Sign These number sentences have lost their signs!
Subtraction in the Jungle #1 Subtraction in the Jungle #1 With its jungle theme and ferocious stalking tiger, this worksheet lets kids practice two-digit subtraction with borrowing in style.
Underwater Subtraction #1 Underwater Subtraction #1 Expand your child's subtraction skills with this underwater-themed worksheet.
Butterfly: Subtraction by Borrowing Butterfly: Subtraction by Borrowing Your second grader will practice his subtraction alongside a beautiful butterfly with this worksheet.
Snail Fact Families Snail 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.
Subtraction Across the Number Line Subtraction Across the Number Line Bounce across the number line to solve these math problems!
Fun Subtraction: Pizza! Fun Subtraction: Pizza! This fun subtraction worksheet will help your first grader with her subtraction skills.
Leap Frog Leap Frog Ferdinand Frog needs help finding a numerical path through the lily pads!
Critter Subtraction Fun #1 Critter Subtraction Fun #1 Sammy the Squirrel needs some subtraction help.
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.