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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Inverse Operations: Addition Inverse Operations: Addition Help your little math whiz learn the relationship between addition and subtraction with this practice sheet on inverse operations!
Practice with Ten Frames Practice with Ten Frames Each ten frame has ten boxes. Some boxes have red chips and others don't.
Subtraction Practice Subtraction Practice This simple worksheet is packed with two-digit and three-digit subtraction problems.
Practice Adding and Subtracting with Ten Frames Practice Adding and Subtracting with Ten Frames Help your little one practice her adding subtracting skills with this game of ten frames!
Sammy the Seal KenKen® Puzzle Sammy the Seal KenKen® Puzzle Does your first grader like puzzles? Then she'll love helping Sammy the Seal solve this one!
Camel Code Addition and Subtraction Camel Code Addition and Subtraction Crack the code using triple digit addition and subtraction to find out what parts of camels can be used to make some tasty dishes.
Math Fact: Relationship Between Addition & Subtraction Math Fact: Relationship Between Addition & Subtraction Kids use their understanding of the relationship between addition and subtraction, as well as memorized addition and subtraction facts, to fill in the missing numbers in the fact families on this third grade math worksheet.
Add and Subtract to Find the Magic Word Add and Subtract to Find the Magic Word The wizard has a secret message, but to unlock the code your first grader must do some arithmetic.
Addition and Subtraction Practice Addition and Subtraction Practice Help your second grader get a good review of adding and subtracting double-digits with this practice sheet.
Simple Addition and Subtraction Simple Addition and Subtraction Lend your first grader a hand with beginning math.
Easy Animal Subtraction #1 Easy Animal Subtraction #1 Subtraction can be tricky for new learners, but this worksheet breaks down the concept step by step so kids can see how the process works.
Inverse Equations: Subtraction Inverse Equations: Subtraction Learn how addition and subtraction are related with this practice sheet.
Inverse Equations: Addition Inverse Equations: Addition Help your student learn the relationship between addition and subtraction.
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Easter Math: 8 Addition and Subtraction Worksheets Here's an egg-cellent way for visual learners to practice simple math functions.
Logic Puzzle Fun #2 Logic Puzzle Fun #2 Channel your kid's love of puzzles into this fun, math-boosting worksheet.
Polly the Pink Poodle KenKen® Puzzle Polly the Pink Poodle KenKen® Puzzle Polly the Pink Poodle needs some help deciding where the numbers go in this KenKen® grid!
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.