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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Valentine's Day Early Subtraction Valentine's Day Early Subtraction Looking to introduce your child to subtraction, or just want more practice sheets that are fun?
Beginner Subtraction for Valentine's Day Beginner Subtraction for Valentine's Day Bunnies and bonbons make subtraction learning a little more fun on this colorful math worksheet.
Inverse Subtraction Practice Inverse Subtraction Practice ItÃs important to be able to move forward, but itÃs just as important to be able to move backwards.
Complete the Fact Family Complete the Fact Family Have your child complete the fact family by using his knowledge of inverse operations.
Bye Bye Butterflies! Bye Bye Butterflies! Your preschooler can practice simple subtraction by crossing out the butterflies and counting how many are left.
Fact Family Mix Up Fact Family Mix Up Your student will need glue and scissors to put these fact family houses back together.
Domino Number Sentence Domino Number Sentence You won't be knocking down any of these dominoes.
Domino Fact Families Domino Fact Families Dominoes aren't just great for knocking down; they're great for counting too!
Fact Family Game: Hunting for Fact Families Fact Family Game: Hunting for Fact Families Put your hunting hats on because this puzzle requires keen observation skills.
Fact Family Search Fact Family Search Don't let big numbers intimidate you. They are no different than the other numbers in a fact family.
Gather the Fact Family Equations Gather the Fact Family Equations It's not a fact family party until all members are present.
Multiple Choice Math: Subtraction Multiple Choice Math: Subtraction Encourage your child to take on double and triple digit subtraction problems. This third grade subtraction worksheet will challenge your child to complete the multiple choice problems. To spark your childâs competitive side, try timing her to see how fast she can solve the problems.
Elevations: Word Problems Elevations: Word Problems Do you know the highest points in the United States?
Elevations: Challenging Word Problems Elevations: Challenging Word Problems What goes up, must come down. Jack and Simon have been climbing mountains and need your childÃs help to find out how much they have climbed.
Rivers: Easy Math Word Problems Rivers: Easy Math Word Problems Follow Jim and Sam as they make their way down U.S.
Shorelines: Basic Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Shorelines: Basic Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Travis, Jim, and Sandy all live near the Gulf Coast.
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.