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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, practice scoreboard subtraction, and gnash away at number crunching. All subtration 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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Get inspired by Valentine's Day with these addition and subtraction practice problems.
Subtraction
Second Grade
Learning how to borrow when doing subtraction is an important skill. This worksheet will give your second grader a little extra practice!
Subtraction
Second Grade
Have your preschooler practice simple subtraction by crossing out the butterflies and counting how many are left.
Subtraction
Preschool
Keep kids entertained - and their minds sharp - over the holiday break with this collection of Christmas word problems.
Subtraction
Second Grade
Encourage your second grader to practice the important skill of borrowing as she completes this subtraction worksheet.
Subtraction
Second Grade
This cute math worksheet's fun subtraction practice for your young learner who'll get to color-in the correct answers.
Subtraction
First Grade
What's the seventh planet from the sun? Solving this bunch of double-digit subtractions will help your second grader find out!
Subtraction
Second Grade
This math worksheet offers great subtraction practice to your child for a mathematical boost in learning.
Subtraction
First Grade
These word problem worksheets on money will have your 1st-grader making change in no time.
Subtraction
First Grade
Your first grader will need to use basic subtraction facts to analyze this puzzle.
Subtraction
First Grade

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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.


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