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 Number Crunching #1 Subtraction Number Crunching #1 Bite into math with this worksheet packed with two-digit subtraction practice.
Learning Subtraction: 1 to 5 Learning Subtraction: 1 to 5 Spring is in the air and so is math learning fun!
Hula Subtraction Hula Subtraction Kids completing this third grade math worksheet learn that with practice, subtracting simple fractions is simply fun!
Math Riddles: Adding and Subtracting Math Riddles: Adding and Subtracting What object is the king of the classroom? The ruler!
Two Digit Subtraction Two Digit Subtraction Which whimsical monster is the big winner? Sneak some two digit subtraction practice in with your second grader's after school snack!
Help your little bunny with his knowledge of the count sequence, one-to-one correspondence, addition and subtraction skills with this adorable collection of Easter preschool printables.
Easter Math: 9 Preschool Printables Help your little bunny with his knowledge of the count sequence, one-to-one correspondence, addition and subtraction skills with this adorable collection of Easter preschool printables.
This Valentine's Day, help your child learn to love numbers with this adorable collection of heart math worksheets.
We Heart Math: 10 Valentine's Day Worksheets This Valentine's Day, help your child learn to love numbers with this adorable collection of heart math worksheets.
Solve a Subtraction Lineup Challenge Solve a Subtraction Lineup Challenge The coach of the Wildcats is determining the lineup for today's game.
Two digit subtraction requires young learners to borrow before subtracting. At first glance, it can seem intimidating! But they'll have fun practicing with these vibrant worksheets featuring animal themes and fun word problems.
Two Digit Subtraction Two digit subtraction requires young learners to borrow before subtracting.
Find the Missing Numbers: Reverse Addition & Subtraction #1 Find the Missing Numbers: Reverse Addition & Subtraction #1 This worksheet helps kids understand addition and subtraction in a different way.
Valentine's Day Simple Subtraction Valentine's Day Simple Subtraction Motivate your child's early math learning with a holiday themed worksheet.
Math Riddles: Solve the Equation Math Riddles: Solve the Equation What did the calculator say to the other calculator?
Number Pattern Parachute Number Pattern Parachute This parachute needs your childÃs help to land safely!
Math Story Problems Math Story Problems Build great math skills with these story problems. Use the picture to help you visualize each problem.
Math Crossword Puzzles for Kids Math Crossword Puzzles for Kids Make math more enjoyable with these simple math crossword puzzles for kids!
Subtraction on a Number Line Subtraction on a Number Line Learn to subtract by counting backwards on the number line!
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.