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Double-Digit Addition and Subtraction
Double-Digit Addition and Subtraction
Worksheet
Double-Digit Addition and Subtraction
Build double-digit addition and subtraction skills with this practice worksheet!
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
More Mixed Minute Math
More Mixed Minute Math
Worksheet
More Mixed Minute Math
Children work on their math automaticity and accuracy skills in this set of 48 mixed math problems.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
First Grade Math
First Grade Math
Workbook
First Grade Math
This workbook offers good practice for first graders learning the basics of mathematics.
1st grade
Math
Workbook
Simple Addition and Subtraction
Simple Addition and Subtraction
Worksheet
Simple Addition and Subtraction
Learners will work on simple addition and subtraction skills as they complete 24 one-digit practice problems in this appealing math worksheet.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Let's Practice Subtraction! 1–5
Let's Practice Subtraction! 1–5
Worksheet
Let's Practice Subtraction! 1–5
Preschoolers will count to subtract birds, bugs, eggs, and more in this pictorial springtime math worksheet.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Under the Sea Math
Under the Sea Math
Workbook
Under the Sea Math
Learning numbers 1-10 is key in pre-math development, and this workbook teaches number recognition, counting and even simple addition with fun, bright illustrations.
Preschool
Math
Workbook
Kids Word Problems
Kids Word Problems
Worksheet
Kids Word Problems
Help your child review core addition skills and work her mental math muscles with these quick kids word problems.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Second Grade Math Practice
Second Grade Math Practice
Workbook
Second Grade Math Practice
Help your second graders get a grip on place value while practicing two- and three-digit math, plus rounding to the nearest hundred.
2nd grade
Math
Workbook
Adding and Subtracting: What's the Word? 1
Adding and Subtracting: What's the Word? 1
Worksheet
Adding and Subtracting: What's the Word? 1
Kids solve addition and subtraction problems with one- and two-digit numbers to crack the code and find the mystery word on this first grade math worksheet.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Addition and Subtraction Practice
Addition and Subtraction Practice
Worksheet
Addition and Subtraction Practice
Find two-digit addition and subtraction practice for second graders with this addition and subtraction worksheet.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Preschool Math: Take Away the Bugs
Preschool Math: Take Away the Bugs
Worksheet
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.
Preschool
Math
Worksheet
Two-Step Addition & Subtraction Word Problems Check-In
Two-Step Addition & Subtraction Word Problems Check-In
Worksheet
Two-Step Addition & Subtraction Word Problems Check-In
This exercise will assess students’ abilities to solve two-step addition and subtraction word problems with mixed operations
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Flamingo Fun: Practice Two-Digit Subtraction
Flamingo Fun: Practice Two-Digit Subtraction
Worksheet
Flamingo Fun: Practice Two-Digit Subtraction
Subtraction by borrowing can seem complicated, but with a help from this cheerful flamingo-filled worksheet, your child will be a borrowing pro in no time!
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our independent study activities features 5 days of reading, writing and math for third graders.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Single-Digit Subtraction
Single-Digit Subtraction
Worksheet
Single-Digit Subtraction
Practice makes perfect! Engage your first grader in some super, single-digit subtraction problems so she strengthens her math skills.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Subtraction With Regrouping
Subtraction With Regrouping
Worksheet
Subtraction With Regrouping
Kids can brush up on their regrouping skills on this subtraction worksheet.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Practice Counting Backwards #1
Practice Counting Backwards #1
Worksheet
Practice Counting Backwards #1
Most kids are good at counting forward, but counting backward is a different ball game. Practice counting down by filling in the blanks with the right numbers.
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Math Mixed Review Part 1: Flying Through Fourth Grade
Math Mixed Review Part 1: Flying Through Fourth Grade
Worksheet
Math Mixed Review Part 1: Flying Through Fourth Grade
From multi-digit subtraction to identifying prime numbers, assess each student’s mastery of a variety of fourth-grade math skills.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Review Three-Digit Subtraction
Review Three-Digit Subtraction
Worksheet
Review Three-Digit Subtraction
Boost two- and three-digit subtraction skills with this comprehensive worksheet!
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Math Fact: Relationship Between Addition & Subtraction
Math Fact: Relationship Between Addition & Subtraction
Worksheet
Math Fact: Relationship Between Addition & Subtraction
Help children make the connection between addition and subtraction with this appealing worksheet!
1st grade
Math
Worksheet
Exploring Fractions & Decimals
Exploring Fractions & Decimals
Workbook
Exploring Fractions & Decimals
Fractions and decimals are way more fun when you apply them to real life scenarios, like parties, food and pets! This workbook teaches kids all about splitting up numbers.
3rd grade
Math
Workbook
Math Mosaic
Math Mosaic
Worksheet
Math Mosaic
After kids solve the two-digit addition and subtraction problems on this second grade math mosaic, they use the key to color in the shapes.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Mad Minute Math: Subtraction
Mad Minute Math: Subtraction
Worksheet
Mad Minute Math: Subtraction
Give math skills a workout with this race against the clock! This mad minute math worksheet of subtraction problems should be worked on for just one minute.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Fractions 2
Fractions 2
Guided Lesson
Fractions 2
Students will have a basic understanding of fractions coming into 4th grade. In this unit students will get to explore new ways of representing fractions, including in a set of data, on number lines and using area models. Students will use their knowledge of fractions to compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.
4th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Picture Math Addition
Picture Math Addition
Workbook
Picture Math Addition
Math is a jungle sometimes! Cut, paste, and count your way through in this workbook where it all adds up.
Kindergarten
Math
Workbook

Search Subtraction Educational Resources

After your student has wrapped their head around addition, it’s time to move on to subtraction. Subtraction is one of the fundamental arithmetic operations that students can start learning as early as preschool. Begin to master subtraction by diving into our resources, or help your child get ahead by moving on to more difficult math operations like multiplication or division.

Subtraction 101

While addition is the process of bringing two or numbers together to make a new total, subtraction is the process of taking away one number from another. This concept can be difficult for some students to understand, so we’ve put together some general rules and tips below.

Terminology
There are many words used to describe subtraction: difference, less, minus, and take away. For example, instead of saying subtract 2 from 5, you could say the difference between 2 and 5 or 5 take away 2. Each part of the subtraction equation also has a specific name: minuend – subtrahend = difference. The minuend is the total number you start with, the subtrahend is the amount you are taking away, and the difference is the final result you are left with.

Checking Work
You can check your answer by working backward using addition. Let’s look at 7 – 3 = 4. If we work backward starting from 4 and add 3 to it, we find that 4 + 3 = 7. Since our sum matches the original minuend, we know that our answer is correct.

Regrouping
To understand regrouping, let’s look at 24 – 8. To start this problem, you would write out the larger number (in this case, 24) first and then write the smaller number directly under it. Make sure that the columns line up (the 8 would go directly under the 4 in 14). Since 4 is a smaller number than 8, we have to regroup in order to subtract these two numbers. The 2 in 24 means that we have 2 groups of ten, so we can borrow a group of ten and move it over to the ones column. By borrowing this group of ten, the 4 then become 14, and we know that 14 – 8 = 6. However, since we borrowed a group of ten, our 2 groups of ten now become 1, making the subtraction in this column 1 – 0 = 1. Therefore, our final difference is 16.

Subtraction can be a tricky concept, but our many subtraction resources are sure to help your child become a master of subtracting numbers in no time!