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 with Borrowing: Honeybees! Subtraction with Borrowing: Honeybees! Review borrowing with your second grader as she completes this subtraction worksheet.
Fact Family Houses Fact Family Houses 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 family houses on this third grade math worksheet.
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Math Riddles: Subtraction #5 Math Riddles: Subtraction #5 Why did Cyclops close his school? Because he only had one pupil!
Let's Go Shopping!: Globe Let's Go Shopping!: Globe Which coins will make enough money to buy this globe?
Let's Subtract 1 to 10! Let's Subtract 1 to 10! Is your child in need of a bit more challenge with numbers?
The Froggie Math Game The Froggie Math Game Kids' creative juices will flow when they make the die and the board for the Froggie Game, but the variations on game play allow them to think outside the pond as well.
Subtraction with Regrouping Subtraction with Regrouping Does your child need extra help in math? Download this worksheet to help your child master two-digit subtraction with regrouping.
Math Riddles: Subtraction #1 Math Riddles: Subtraction #1 What did the math book say to the other math book?
Word Problems with Ninjas Word Problems with Ninjas Test your child's strength in double-digit subtraction and addition with this ninja worksheet.
Math Riddles: Subtraction #2 Math Riddles: Subtraction #2 Where did the pencil go for vacation? To Pennsylvania!
Math Riddles: Addition and Subtraction Math Riddles: Addition and Subtraction What did the math book say to the other math book?
This Independence Day, take a break from the summer heat with these red, white and blue addition and subtraction printables.
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From patterns to probability and addition to multiplication, every kid can benefit from a healthy dose of back to school math. Give your child a refresher course in math basics to get him ready to return to the classroom after summer vacation.
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Make a splash (and help your child avoid the summer slide) with these sun-filled worksheets, perfect for summer practice.
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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.