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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4-Digit Subtraction Practice 4-Digit Subtraction Practice These 20 problems are vertically-stacked and call for regrouping, which make them an excellent way for third graders to challenge their subtraction skills.
Simple Subtraction Problems #1 Simple Subtraction Problems #1 It's a starry night! Can your little mathematician find the difference in single-digit subtraction problems written in the stars?
Food Math: Subtraction Fun Food Math: Subtraction Fun Food Math: Subtraction Fun allows preschoolers to practice simple subtraction by providing picture diagrams of each problem.
How do you make learning addition and subtraction facts fun? Try your hand at 'popping' colorful balloons with equations that equal one!
Fun Math Facts How do you make learning addition and subtraction facts fun?
In each worksheet, Santa's left 10 Christmas gifts under the tree—each containing an addition or subtraction problem for your 2nd grader to solve. Then she'll color in each gift to match the answer on the key. Merry Christmas!
Christmas Math Facts for 2nd Grade In each worksheet, Santa's left 10 Christmas gifts under the tree—each containing an addition or subtraction problem for your 2nd grader to solve.
Kids will get some great addition practice as they complete the problems on these fun worksheets. With addition coloring pages kids get to color the scene based on their answers and the color key, developing their fine motor skills as they go!
Addition Coloring Pages Kids will get some great addition practice as they complete the problems on these fun worksheets.
How do your kid's subtraction skills stack up? His academic confidence will soar to new heights after practicing some two-digit subtraction!
Writing Subtraction Equations How do your kid's subtraction skills stack up?
Make math palatable with these food-themed puzzles. With all of those veggies featured you'll be giving your kid some essential math practice and encouraging healthy eating habits at the same time.
Veggie Math Mash: Two-Digit Subtraction Make math palatable with these food-themed puzzles.
Here's a clever way to mix math with mystery. Can your kid crack the code?
Spell the Secret Word: Practice Subtraction Here's a clever way to mix math with mystery.
With the help of these cute critters, your kid will be rounding off and subtracting numbers like a pro!
Speedy Rounding and Subtracting With the help of these cute critters, your kid will be rounding off and subtracting numbers like a pro!
Some patience and practice is all it'll take for your second-grader to master this math skill.
Subtraction with Borrowing Some patience and practice is all it'll take for your second-grader to master this math skill.
If your kid loves the jokes at the end of Popsicle sticks, then she'll relish unscrambling these riddles.
Subtraction Riddles If your kid loves the jokes at the end of Popsicle sticks, then she'll relish unscrambling these riddles.
Math's not so baa-aaa-ad! These farm-themed worksheets keep subtraction interesting.
Subtraction on the Farm Math's not so baa-aaa-ad! These farm-themed worksheets keep subtraction interesting.
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.