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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Solar System Subtraction: 2nd Planet Solar System Subtraction: 2nd Planet Does your child have a penchant for planets?
Subtraction with Borrowing Subtraction with Borrowing Could your second grader use a little extra practice with subtraction and borrowing?
Solar System Subtraction: 3rd Planet Solar System Subtraction: 3rd Planet If your child is interested in space, but needs some practice with math, this subtraction worksheet is for her!
Solar System Subtraction: 4th Planet Solar System Subtraction: 4th Planet What's the fourth planet from the sun? With a little hard work and some subtraction math practice, your child can figure it out!
Rounding Numbers: Subtraction Rounding Numbers: Subtraction Estimating numbers before subtracting will improve your child's subtraction skills and math speediness!
Subtraction with Regrouping: Octopus Math Subtraction with Regrouping: Octopus Math Olga the Octopus needs some subtraction help on this second grade math worksheet.
At the Ballpark: Addition and Subtraction At the Ballpark: Addition and Subtraction Even at the ballpark solving story problems is important.
Solar System Subtraction: 5th Planet Solar System Subtraction: 5th Planet Does your child have a passion for space? Incorporate some planetary science into his at-home subtraction practice with this entertaining worksheet!
Subtraction and Multiples of 10 Subtraction and Multiples of 10 Is your child familiar with multiples? In this math worksheet, your youngster will not only solve two-digit subtraction problems using borrowing, she'll also practice recognizing multiples of 10.
Even and Odd Numbers: Practicing Subtraction Even and Odd Numbers: Practicing Subtraction In addition to offering subtraction practice, this worksheet helps your child learn the difference between even and odd numbers.
Subtraction and Multiples of 5 II Subtraction and Multiples of 5 II Including a lesson on recognizing multiples, this worksheet offers a greater challenge than the usual subtraction worksheet.
Halloween Math: Simple Subtraction 3 Halloween Math: Simple Subtraction 3 Help your child learn subtraction using fun Halloween images and build on his counting and number skills!
Subtraction and Multiples of 5 Subtraction and Multiples of 5 In this worksheet, your child will solve two-digit subtraction problems, then circle the answers that are multiples of 5.
3-Digit Subtraction Using Regrouping 3-Digit Subtraction Using Regrouping The balls are bouncing away on this second grade math worksheet!
Subtraction Action! Ordering Numbers #1 Subtraction Action! Ordering Numbers #1 Maximize your second grader's at-home math practice with this fun worksheet, which combines subtraction and number ordering.
Simple Subtraction for 4th of July #1 Simple Subtraction for 4th of July #1 This 4th of July subtraction sheet is quick and cute, and makes math easy for visual learners.
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.