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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2-Minute Subtraction 2-Minute Subtraction Your math whiz will get a kick out of racing against time to finish this set of subtraction problems in two minutes.
3 Math Minutes: Subtraction 3 Math Minutes: Subtraction Work out these subtraction problems before the time runs out!
Money Math Problems Money Math Problems This set of money math problems helps your kid to grasp the concept of money and practice some simple subtraction.
Subtraction Money Math Problems Subtraction Money Math Problems A mango costs three cents and Roger has seven cents.
Reach for the Stars #2 Reach for the Stars #2 Help a squadron of spaceships blast off to the stars by completing these addition and subtraction math facts.
How Much Money Is Left? How Much Money Is Left? Let's head to the store! Your child is sure to enjoy pretend-shopping for a beach ball, sand bucket, and more on this money math worksheet.
Easy Math Word Problems Easy Math Word Problems Not only does soup make you feel better, it can help you learn math too!
Metric Number Line Metric Number Line Learn how to use a number line by helping the Millers figure out how far they are from home!
Check the Facts: Addition and Subtraction Check the Facts: Addition and Subtraction Want to boost your kid's addition and subtraction savvy?
Number Line Word Problems Number Line Word Problems This word problem worksheet will help your child learn how to solve math problems by measuring values on a number line.
KenKen: Dinosaur KenKen: Dinosaur Help Dan the Dinosaur add and subtract his way to the answer!
Thermometer Subtraction Thermometer Subtraction Brr! The temperature is dropping on this word problem worksheet.
Thermometer Math Thermometer Math This worksheet shows your child how to use thermometers like numbers lines in order to solve addition and subtraction word problems about temperature.
Find the Missing Number Find the Missing Number Complete the number sentence by counting left and right on a number line.
By the Numbers II By the Numbers II What's the largest animal in the world? To find out the answer to this piece of wildlife trivia your kid must complete this set of subtraction problems.
Money Problems Math with Subtraction Money Problems Math with Subtraction This money problems math worksheet asks your child to calculate the change based on the amount paid and the price.
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.