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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At the Grocery Store At the Grocery Store Every trip to the grocery store involves math!
Word Problems for Kids Word Problems for Kids Is your kindergartener a math whiz? Test his knowledge of subtraction with these simple word problems, made just for beginning learners.
Art Store Math Art Store Math Take a trip to the art store! Can you use your math skills to figure out how much each child spent on art supplies?
Fishing For Math Facts: Five Fishing For Math Facts: Five Make math fun with this series of "Fishing for Answers" math facts!
These beginning math worksheets will get your kindergartener ready for elementary school arithmetic. The visual and numerical cues can help her use counting as an introduction to subtraction!
Subtraction Action: Beginning Math These beginning math worksheets will get your kindergartener ready for elementary school arithmetic.
You know what's odd? Half the answers to these worksheets! Boost your second-grader's subtraction skills—and her grasp of odd and even numbers.
Math Mania: Practice Subtraction & Odd/Even You know what's odd? Half the answers to these worksheets!
Fun Math Board Game Fun Math Board Game It's ice cream time! Make adding and subtracting super exciting with this fun math board game.
Insect Subtraction Insect Subtraction Count up the critters to solve each subtraction problem!
Simple Story Problems Simple Story Problems Go wild for subtraction! These simple story problems are just the ticket for helping your math whiz master subtraction.
Hide and Seek Subtraction #5 Hide and Seek Subtraction #5 Time for some hide and seek with numbers! Some of these sneaky ants are hiding under the bowls.
Sport Store Math Sport Store Math Let's do a little shopping for arithmetic! Practice basic math problems in a real-life setting with these word problems.
Word Problem Challenge Word Problem Challenge Practice two digit addition and subtraction down on the farm with these challenging word problems.
Math Search Puzzles Math Search Puzzles Math search puzzles are a fun and clever way of helping kids review math facts.
Preschool Math: Take Away the Bees Preschool Math: Take Away the Bees Preschool Math: Take Away the Bees introduces subtraction to preschoolers using a fun and simple approach!
Missing Digits Missing Digits Put your logic skills to the test as you add and subtract large numbers.
St. Patrick's Day Math Activity St. Patrick's Day Math Activity Your little lucky charm will love practicing his math facts this St.
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.