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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Shopping Math Shopping Math Shopping may be fun, but there's a lot of math involved!
Story Math Problems Story Math Problems Help your child take a more challenging approach to addition and subtraction with these word problems.
Triple Digits! 3-Digit Addition & Subtraction Triple Digits! 3-Digit Addition & Subtraction Give this worksheet a spin, and you'll be on your way to three-digit addition and subtraction success.
Ninja Subtraction with Borrowing Ninja Subtraction with Borrowing Give a kick to subtraction! Your little math ninja can practice two-digit subtraction and borrowing with this worksheet!
Triple Digits! 3-Digit Addition & Subtraction #1 Triple Digits! 3-Digit Addition & Subtraction #1 Tackle addition and subtraction with three digits with this practice worksheet.
Find the Difference II Find the Difference II To complete this exercise your child will need to complete all of the subtraction problems to discover which animal always lands on its feet.
Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Kids practice two-digit addition and subtraction as they work, and are sure to work up an appetite in the process!
Subtraction Number Stories Subtraction Number Stories Can you find the equations hidden in these number stories?
Bake Sale Math Bake Sale Math Yum, let's whip up some tasty math problems!
Candy Subtraction Candy Subtraction Satisfy your mathematical sweet tooth with some candy subtraction word problems!
Word Problems: Subtraction Word Problems: Subtraction Got an animal lover at home? She's sure to appreciate this math worksheet packed with furry, scaly, and spotted critter friends.
Snake KenKen Snake KenKen Sean the Snake needs your child's help! He'll have to use simple addition and subtraction facts to decide where each number belongs.
Valentine Math Cryptogram Valentine Math Cryptogram Get inspired by Valentine's Day with these addition and subtraction practice problems.
Addition & Subtraction: Runaway Signs Addition & Subtraction: Runaway Signs Why are the signs missing in these equations?
Simple Subtraction: Take Away 1, 2, and 3 Simple Subtraction: Take Away 1, 2, and 3 This worksheet has four pages of subtraction problems focusing on subtracting 1, 2, and 3 from other numbers.
Reach For The Stars #5 Reach For The Stars #5 Your child can get a grip on number relationships by adding and subtracting the same numbers within a "fact family", a great method for memorizing early math facts, like 10+15=25.
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.