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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3 Digit Sweet Subtraction 3 Digit Sweet Subtraction Who knew subtraction could be so sweet? Give your child a challenge with this 3 digit subtraction worksheet.
3 Digit Subtraction Toys 3 Digit Subtraction Toys Did you know people used to need a wooden toy for long subtraction?
Flower Shop Math Flower Shop Math Take math practice to the flower shop! This bouquet of addition and subtraction word problems will challenge him to approach arithmetic in a different way.
Hide and Seek Subtraction #2 Hide and Seek Subtraction #2 Let's play hide 'n' seek math! Can you tell how many blocks are hiding under each bowl?
Equation Puzzles Equation Puzzles Put your logic skills to the test with these addition and subtraction problems. Each math problem has missing digits and you must be able to fill in…
Arithmetic Puzzles Arithmetic Puzzles Practice addition and subtraction while honing your logic skills.
Garden Math Garden Math Math skills will bloom with this garden variety worksheet!
Too Much Food! Too Much Food! The daring diners in this worksheet have taken too much food for themselves, and it's up to you to help them out.
Have a kid who is crazy about candy, pumpkins and costumes? Bring some of that enthusiasm to addition and subtraction with these fun-filled Halloween math worksheets. Your little learner will love the spooktacular artwork, and you'll love the math practice that she'll get with these printables, featuring spooky cats, bats and more.
Halloween Math Worksheets: Simple Addition and Subtraction Have a kid who is crazy about candy, pumpkins and costumes?
Counting Crossword Counting Crossword Who knew math could be so much fun? Try this awesome crossword puzzle, with a twist.
Subtract Six Subtract Six Practice subtracting by six with these animal picture problems!
Preschool Math: Take Away the Bugs Preschool Math: Take Away the Bugs Preschool Math: Take Away the Bugs makes learning subtraction easy and fun by using picture diagrams to introduce subtraction to preschoolers.
Word Problems: How Does Your Garden Grow? Word Problems: How Does Your Garden Grow? Math maniacs, challenge your cranium with these tough word problems. Mari and her mom need help counting the seeds and plants grown in their garden.
Graphing Practice Graphing Practice Give your second grader a fun way to practice reading and using graphs, as well as practice basic arithmetic, with this quiz-style worksheet.
More Football Word Problems More Football Word Problems How much do you know about American football?
3 Digit Subtraction 3 Digit Subtraction Don't let rainy days get you down! Give your second grade student a brain boost with these twelve 3-digit subtraction problems.
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.