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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Subtracting 10s on the Hundreds Chart Part II Subtracting 10s on the Hundreds Chart Part II Teach subtraction using a hundreds chart with this worksheet that introduces the idea of grouping numbers into 10s.
Panda: Subtraction by Borrowing Panda: Subtraction by Borrowing Every second grader needs to master subtraction with borrowing.
Subtraction with Regrouping Practice Subtraction with Regrouping Practice Subtraction with regrouping can be a tough concept to master.
Mountains Subtraction Word Problems Mountains Subtraction Word Problems Tackle the U.S. Mountains as well as the word problems found in this worksheet.
Solar System Subtraction: Our Galaxy Solar System Subtraction: Our Galaxy This colorful worksheet combines a lesson in planetary science with some major subtraction practice!
Math Mosaic Math Mosaic After kids solve the two-digit addition and subtraction problems on this second grade math worksheet, they use the key to color in the shapes on the mosaic.
At the Grocery Store: Addition and Subtraction At the Grocery Store: Addition and Subtraction How much does it cost to buy milk, cereal and bread?
Practice Double-Digit Subtraction Practice Double-Digit Subtraction Help your second grader build basic math skills with this practice sheet featuring double-digit subtraction problems.
Solar System Subtraction: Natural Satellite Solar System Subtraction: Natural Satellite This colorful worksheet will boost your second grader's subtraction skills and mental math ability as it provides her with a quick lesson in planetary science!
Solar System Subtraction: 7th Planet Solar System Subtraction: 7th Planet What's the seventh planet from the sun? Solving this bunch of double-digit subtractions will help him find out!
Snail Subtraction: Borrowing Snail Subtraction: Borrowing Encourage your second grader to practice the important skill of borrowing as she completes this subtraction worksheet.
Solar System Subtraction: 8th Planet Solar System Subtraction: 8th Planet This colorful worksheet really packs a punch!
Solar System Subtraction: Closest Planet Solar System Subtraction: Closest Planet Does your child have a fondness for space? Incorporate his love of planetary science into at-home math time with this dual worksheet!
Ladybug Subtraction: Borrowing Ladybug Subtraction: Borrowing Learning how to borrow when doing subtraction is an important skill.
Addition and Subtraction: Math Mosaic 1 Addition and Subtraction: Math Mosaic 1 After kids solve the two-digit addition and subtraction problems on this second grade math worksheet, they use the key to color in the shapes on the mosaic.
Solar System Subtraction: 6th Planet Solar System Subtraction: 6th Planet What's the sixth planet from the sun? Your child can use her subtraction skills to match letters to numbers and find out!
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.