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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Word Problems: Flower Power Word Problems: Flower Power Math maniacs, challenge your cranium with these tough word problems. Erin and Eli need help counting all the flowers they've grown in their garden.
Double-Digit Addition and Subtraction Double-Digit Addition and Subtraction Practice makes perfect! Use this worksheet for a quick practice session in double-digit addition and subtraction for your 1st grader.
Forget football! Give your child a brain boost over the long holiday weekend with Thanksgiving subtraction and addition worksheets. Kids will love the pretty pictures, and parents will love the mental math practice!
Pilgrim Printables! Thanksgiving Addition and Subtraction Forget football! Give your child a brain boost over the long holiday weekend with Thanksgiving subtraction and addition worksheets.
Simple Subtraction Word Problems Simple Subtraction Word Problems Start your engines! It's time to race for subtraction.
What sea critters are swimming under the surface? Gear up for some scuba-inspired subtraction with these second grade subtraction worksheets.
Underwater Subtraction What sea critters are swimming under the surface?
Hide and Seek Subtraction #4 Hide and Seek Subtraction #4 Shape up for some simple subtraction! Count up the shapes to find out how many are hiding under the bowls.
Subtraction Word Problems Subtraction Word Problems If your child is facing some bad weather in the math department, give him some practice in addition and subtraction with these weather word problems.
Fish Math Fish Math Math isn't just all about numbers! Read these story problems and find the equation hidden in them, and use the picture to help you count up your answers.
Help your kindergartner practice basic subtraction and counting skills with these Easter math worksheets, perfect for visual learners who enjoy using pictures and counters in math practice. Kids will count the number of chicks, Easter eggs, butterflies, and chicks, then cross out the number they need to take away to reveal the answer to the subtraction problem.
Subtraction for Visual Learners Help your kindergartner practice basic subtraction and counting skills with these Easter math worksheets, perfect for visual learners who enjoy using pictures and counters in math practice.
Record Temperatures Record Temperatures Find out the record highs and lows in every U.S.
Spring into the season with this collection of kindergarten Easter addition and subtraction worksheets. Your child will master basic math building blocks with these egg-cellent printables.
Easter Math: Addition and Subtraction Spring into the season with this collection of kindergarten Easter addition and subtraction worksheets.
Funny Fish Addition and Subtraction Funny Fish Addition and Subtraction Addition and subtraction practice can get a little repetitive, so mix it up with this funny under the sea worksheet.
Don't let your first grader slip up this winter vacation. Keep your kid's math skills sharp with these winter math worksheets, that work on addition, subtraction and patterning.
Let it Snow! 10 Winter Math Worksheets for 1st Grade Don't let your first grader slip up this winter vacation.
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.
8 Preschool Math Printables for Valentine's Day Take a break from tired paper-and-glue Valentine's Day crafts to sneak in some preschool math printables!
'Tis the season for learning! Help your kindergartener understand subtraction as 'taking away' with these festive, fun Christmas subtraction worksheets.
Christmas Subtraction Worksheets 'Tis the season for learning! Help your kindergartener understand subtraction as "taking away" with these festive, fun Christmas subtraction worksheets.
3 Digit Easter Subtraction 3 Digit Easter Subtraction 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.