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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Get in some subtraction practice while traveling from Arizona to Arabia.
Subtraction in the Desert Get in some subtraction practice while traveling from Arizona to Arabia.
As your kid creates his own equations, he'll learn how to think outside the box (or circle, as the case may be).
Subtraction Fact Fill-In As your kid creates his own equations, he'll learn how to think outside the box (or circle, as the case may be).
With the help of these colorful critters, your second grader will practice double-digit subtraction and ordering numbers from least to greatest.
Subtraction Action! Ordering Numbers With the help of these colorful critters, your second grader will practice double-digit subtraction and ordering numbers from least to greatest.
Before the evening's firework festivites, let your little one brush up on his subtraction skills with these patriotic printables.
Simple Subtraction for 4th of July Before the evening's firework festivites, let your little one brush up on his subtraction skills with these patriotic printables.
It all comes down to dollars and cents! These word problems will help your first grader figure out the value of money.
Money Word Problems It all comes down to dollars and cents! These word problems will help your first grader figure out the value of money.
Your kid will play digit detective as she solves the case of the missing number.
Find the Missing Numbers: Reverse Addition & Subtraction Your kid will play digit detective as she solves the case of the missing number.
Arithmetic animals abound in this adorable series full of 2nd grade double-digit subtraction problems.
Critter Subtraction Fun Arithmetic animals abound in this adorable series full of 2nd grade double-digit subtraction problems.
Give your first grader some addition and subtraction practice this Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day Picture Math Give your first grader some addition and subtraction practice this Valentine's Day.
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.