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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Subtracting Four-Digit Numbers
Insect Subtraction
'Tis the season for learning! Help your kindergartener understand subtraction as 'taking away' with these festive, fun Christmas subtraction worksheets.
Simple Story Problems
Hide and Seek Subtraction #2
Hide and Seek Subtraction #1
Flower Shop Math
Fish Math
Subtraction Under the Sea
Record Temperatures
Take a break from tired paper-and-glue Valentine's Day crafts to sneak in some preschool math printables! Don't be fooled by the hearts and flowers; these worksheets sharpen basic math skills every kid needs.
These insect-filled math worksheets are perfect for the bug-obsessed child. Try these worksheets and activities for a fun way to exercise math skills and discover a few new bugs at the same time.
Collect all of these lucky clovers by solving each subtraction problem! Your little math whiz can practice his subtraction facts, simple one-digit equations that he'll eventually memorize to help him excel in math class.
Word Problems: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Fun Math Board Game
Subtraction with Pictures: Fruit
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.

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