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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Practice One-Digit Subtraction Grid 1 Practice One-Digit Subtraction Grid 1 There's no need to worry about rusty subtraction facts with this fun printable!
Making Number Connections Making Number Connections These houses are close to being finished, but they still need some help.
Practice One-Digit Subtraction 1 Practice One-Digit Subtraction 1 Use this colorful worksheet as your teaching assistant; ask your child to complete these one-digit subtraction facts, and she'll go above and beyond kindergarten standards in no time!
Find the Fact Family Find the Fact Family You'll need to keep your eyes open wide to spot the fact families in this puzzle game.
Subtraction Practice Problems #2 Subtraction Practice Problems #2 Brrr, it's snowing! Bundle up and practice triple-digit subtraction problems. Can your little snow angel master her subtraction with regrouping?
Where Are the Fact Family Number Sentences? Where Are the Fact Family Number Sentences? A fact family isn't complete without two addition and two subtraction problems. Your kid will help bring the whole fact family together by finding the number sentences in the puzzle and circling them.
Subtraction Practice Problems Subtraction Practice Problems What a sunny day! Your little one will need some shade to see these double-digit subtraction problems written in the sun.
Where's the Fact Family Where's the Fact Family Where oh where could those fact families be?
Bubble Subtraction Bubble Subtraction Looking for a way to review two-digit subtraction?
Easter Word Problems #1 Easter Word Problems #1 Get ready for Easter! These colorful word problems will get your child in the mood for this spring holiday as he practices basic math.
Subtraction Practice Sheet #2 Subtraction Practice Sheet #2 See subtraction success with a fun practice sheet!
Elevations: Multi-Step Word Problems Elevations: Multi-Step Word Problems Jeannie and Rebecca love climbing, but they need help figuring out how much they have climbed.
Paintbrush Subtraction Paintbrush Subtraction On this counting worksheet, kids get practice subtracting a one-digit number from a two-digit number.
Mountain Mixed Math Word Problems Mountain Mixed Math Word Problems It's important to keep your little one's brain working.
Coloring Subtraction: Sky Scene Coloring Subtraction: Sky Scene Mastering the skill of simple subtraction can help your child soar to new heights!
Trick-or-Treat Math Facts Trick-or-Treat Math Facts Let's go trick-or-treating for math facts! Your beginning mathematician will have fun reviewing basic addition and subtraction with a fun activity.
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.