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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Birthday Math Birthday Math Boost math and reading skills all in one go, with these birthday-themed word problems!
Valentine Word Problems Valentine Word Problems Build math and reading skills with some sweet Valentine's Day word problems!
Logic Puzzle Fun #1 Logic Puzzle Fun #1 This worksheet gears your third grader up for the real world, with logic puzzles and word problems that stimulate her brain.
Camping KenKenĀ® Puzzle Camping KenKen® Puzzle This addition and subtraction KenKenĀ® puzzle will help your child focus on improving his mathematical reasoning while testing his computation abilities.
Keep kid's minds sharp over the holidays than with Thanksgiving math? These addition and subtraction worksheets feature delicious Turkey Day staples, and offer up an educational way to celebrate America's favorite holiday.
Thanksgiving Math: Addition and Subtraction Keep kid's minds sharp over the holidays than with Thanksgiving math?
Valentine's Day Math Valentine's Day Math Happy Valentine's Day! Your first grader will color all the candies in this heart-shaped box while solving some sweet math problems.
Decimal Subtraction Decimal Subtraction Let's get to the point: the decimal point, that is!
Your second grader's subtraction skills will soar to new heights with these sky-themed printables.
Subtraction in the Air Your second grader's subtraction skills will soar to new heights with these sky-themed printables.
Ready for a mathematical rumble in the jungle? Let your kid unleash his wild side with these worksheets that provide plenty of two-digit subtraction practice and even a little regrouping too.
Subtraction in the Jungle Ready for a mathematical rumble in the jungle?
Baseball Subtraction Baseball Subtraction Take a swing at math practice with baseball subtraction!
Hit the slopes for icy math practice! These addition and subtraction worksheets are just the thing to give your kid's math skills a workout on a snowy day.
Ski Race Math Facts: 10 Worksheets Hit the slopes for icy math practice! These addition and subtraction worksheets are just the thing to give your kid's math skills a workout on a snowy day.
St. Patrick's Day Subtraction #1 St. Patrick's Day Subtraction #1 Collect all of these lucky clovers by solving each subtraction problem!
Halloween Word Problems Halloween Word Problems Give your student some frighteningly fun Halloween word problems to solve!
Triple-Digit Subtraction Triple-Digit Subtraction Give your third grader some practice with triple-digit subtraction.
Drill 4th grade addition and subtraction skills with this fun set of worksheets.
Addition and Subtraction Riddles Drill 4th grade addition and subtraction skills with this fun set of worksheets.
Ski Race Math Facts #1 Ski Race Math Facts #1 Your child will use his addition and subtraction skills to help the skiers down the slopes.
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.