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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Math Skills: Word Problems Math Skills: Word Problems Test your fourth grader's command of general math skills by challenging him to complete a handful of word problems.
Shorelines: Mixed Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Shorelines: Mixed Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Find out more about the Pacific Coastline while brushing up on math skills.
Third Grade Word Problems Third Grade Word Problems There is a lot of traveling going on in the Atlantic Coastline.
Winter Word Problems Winter Word Problems These multi-step winter word problems give kids a way to flex the math muscles they've been building throughout each year of school!
Decimal Subtraction Practice #2 Decimal Subtraction Practice #2 Get the point of decimals with this subtraction practice sheet, where your student will subtract decimal numbers up to 10.
Subtracting 10s on the Hundreds Chart Part I Subtracting 10s on the Hundreds Chart Part I Teach students how to use a hundreds chart for subtraction with this worksheet that introduces the idea of grouping numbers into 10s.
Decimal Subtraction Practice #1 Decimal Subtraction Practice #1 Time to get down with decimals! Help your fourth grader practice subtracting decimal numbers with this worksheet.
Count and Subtract Count and Subtract Ready to introduce your child to subtraction, but you're not sure if he's ready?
Tommy the Toucan KenKenĀ® Puzzle Tommy the Toucan KenKen® Puzzle Will your first grader help Tommy the Toucan solve this KenKenĀ® puzzle?
Using Base 10 Drawings in Two-Digit Subtraction Part II Using Base 10 Drawings in Two-Digit Subtraction Part II Use base 10 drawings to subtract two-digit numbers in this math worksheet.
Valentine's Day Gift Subtraction Valentine's Day Gift Subtraction Keep in the spirit of Valentine's Day with this heartfelt subtraction sheet!
Subtraction Number Line Subtraction Number Line Your student will visualize the subtraction problem by counting spaces on the number line.
Valentine Subtraction Valentine Subtraction Help your little dove master her subtraction facts with a fun Valentine's Day math activity!
Subtraction Using the Number Line Subtraction Using the Number Line Keep the numbers grounded by using a number line as a visual aid.
Practice Word Problem Subtraction Practice Word Problem Subtraction Looking for a way to boost subtraction skills?
Inverse Operations: Subtraction Inverse Operations: Subtraction Is your little learner mastering her addition and subtraction?
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.