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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In this series of worksheets, your child will use his addition and subtraction skills to help the skiers down the slopes. He'll need to solve these mental math problems to find out who rounded the most flags. The skier with the most flags colored in with his color wins!
Ski Race Math Facts In this series of worksheets, your child will use his addition and subtraction skills to help the skiers down the slopes.
Word problems don't have to be woeful! Master math and reading all in one go, with these easy word problems for beginners.
Word Problems for Beginners Word problems don't have to be woeful! Master math and reading all in one go, with these easy word problems for beginners.
Preschool Math: Stellar Subtraction Preschool Math: Stellar Subtraction Get your little space explorer ready for launch into kindergarten!
Don't dilly-dally—practice how to tally! After solving some subtraction problems, your first grader can write out his answer with tally marks.
Subtraction Surprise Don't dilly-dally—practice how to tally! After solving some subtraction problems, your first grader can write out his answer with tally marks.
Subtract Five Subtract Five Vroom vroom! Start your engines for some super subtraction practice.
Go fishing for math fact families with this colorful series of 1st grade worksheets.
Math Facts: Fishing For Answers Go fishing for math fact families with this colorful series of 1st grade worksheets.
Looking to give your kid a mathematical boost? Never boring, these colorful sports-themed worksheets offer up double digit subtraction, and some addition practice too!
Sporty Subtraction Looking to give your kid a mathematical boost?
Monster 3 Digit Subtraction Monster 3 Digit Subtraction Math monsters, here's a great practice page with twelve 3-digit subtraction problems.
Subtraction Action: Beginning Math Subtraction Action: Beginning Math How many animals can you count? Get your kindergartener ready for elementary school math with this introduction to subtraction worksheet.
This Easter, avoid the candy avalanche and get your 1st grader into the seasonal spirit with Easter-themed worksheets. These subtraction and addition worksheets are full of funny bunnies, eggs and everything Easter.
Easter Math Mashup: 15 1st Grade Worksheets This Easter, avoid the candy avalanche and get your 1st grader into the seasonal spirit with Easter-themed worksheets.
Independence Day Subtraction #1 Independence Day Subtraction #1 Celebrate America's birthday by solving these star-spangled subtraction problems!
Subtraction Without Regrouping Subtraction Without Regrouping This printable math worksheet asks your second grader to rewrite each subtraction equation, stacking the larger number on top, and write down each answer.
Holiday Math: 4th of July Subtraction Holiday Math: 4th of July Subtraction Filled with subtraction problems that are specifically for kindergarteners, this colorful worksheet stands out from the rest because of its entertaining method.
Cow Subtraction Cow Subtraction On this second grade math worksheet, kids help Cory the Cow by solving subtraction problems with two-digit numbers and no regrouping.
Easter Subtraction Easter Subtraction The Easter bunny's been busy hiding colorful eggs all over the yard.
Subtraction Equations Subtraction Equations Can your second grader come up with subtraction equations that equal the number in each star?
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.