# Subtraction Resources

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Subtraction Crossword
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Subtraction Crossword
Review two-digit subtraction the fun way, with this subtraction crossword!
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Subtraction Facts: Cupcake Subtraction
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Subtraction Facts: Cupcake Subtraction
Want to soothe those subtraction woes? Cupcakes to the rescue! This neat, sweet worksheet will guide your kid through subtraction facts.
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Subtraction 2
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Subtraction 2
Fluency with subtraction is one of the foundations of the first grade math curriculum. This guided lesson on subtraction was designed by our team of curriculum experts to reinforce first graders' understanding of subtraction, as well as boost their confidence with this operation. When finished with the lesson, kids can find extra opportunities to practice subtraction with the accompanying subtraction worksheets.
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Subtraction Stories
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Subtraction Stories
Let’s make subtraction real! In this lesson, students dive into three-digit subtraction by solving real-world word problems.
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Lucky Subtraction
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Lucky Subtraction
See how your luck fares in this St. Patty's Day subtraction page, perfect for introducing kids to the concept of subtraction.
Kindergarten
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Baseball Subtraction #4
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Baseball Subtraction #4
Test your sport star's subtraction skills with some baseball subtraction! Your child will get to solve some simple subtraction problems.
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Baseball Subtraction #2
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Baseball Subtraction #2
Subtraction stars, take a swing at math practice with baseball subtraction! Your child will get to solve some simple subtraction problems.
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Subtraction to 20
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Subtraction to 20
Assess your students’ understanding of subtraction by having them solve subtraction problems within 20.
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Halloween Subtraction
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Halloween Subtraction
Math monsters, stay sharp this Halloween with a spooky subtraction sheet. Your child will practice solving one and two digit subtraction problems.
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Jungle Subtraction
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Jungle Subtraction
Get your little safari guide to navigate this jungle of subtraction problems! He'll get to review some simple subtraction and practice regrouping.
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Baseball Subtraction
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Baseball Subtraction
Take a swing at math practice with baseball subtraction! Your child will get to solve some simple one and two-digit subtraction problems.
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Underwater Subtraction #29
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Underwater Subtraction #29
In this subtraction worksheet, Mr. Scooba Diver is lost among a group of subtraction problems. Help him out with this undersea subtraction worksheet.
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Baseball Subtraction #5
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Baseball Subtraction #5
Give your subtraction star a fun way to practice math, with baseball subtraction! Your child will get to solve some simple subtraction problems.
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Subtraction Surprise #22
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Subtraction Surprise #22
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Asteroid Subtraction
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Asteroid Subtraction
It's subtraction in space! Help this astronaut cat clear asteroids and count how many are left in this short subtraction game.
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Picture Subtraction
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Picture Subtraction
These birds are acting strange! Your kindergartener will use single digit subtraction to find out how many birds are still colorful and bright.
Kindergarten
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Simple Subtraction Eggplants
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Simple Subtraction Eggplants
These quick, two-step subtraction problems are a great way to reinforce subtraction skills.
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Number Chart Subtraction
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Number Chart Subtraction
Subtraction will be practiced through the use of a number chart, creation of subtraction problems, and a worksheet.
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Fishing For Subtraction
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Fishing For Subtraction
Your child will get to "Fish for Answers" with this fun subtraction worksheet, a great way to practice subtraction math facts!
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Subtraction 3
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Subtraction 3
Subtraction fluency within 20 is the focus of this guided lesson for second graders. Kids will be tasked with mental subtraction, as well as with using manipulatives and drawings to add and subtract larger numbers. Word problems will help to round out the lesson, as kids follow the step-by-step method of solving subtraction word problems. For even more practice in this skill, check out our subtraction worksheets.
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Subtraction Puzzle
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Subtraction Puzzle
Your first grader will need to use basic subtraction facts to analyze this puzzle. They’ll have to look over the subtraction facts shown and evaluate whether or not they are correct.
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Subtraction Hopper
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Subtraction Hopper
Kids practice solving abstract subtraction problems in this math game.
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Inverse Subtraction Practice
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Inverse Subtraction Practice
Your child will practice subtraction, by using inverse operations. Find the missing numbers to solve the subtraction problems.
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Fire Subtraction
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Fire Subtraction
Kindergarteners will surely light up when completing this fun subtraction activity!
Kindergarten
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Subtraction Facts Review
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Subtraction Facts Review
Ensure your third grader has a solid subtraction foundation with this subtraction facts worksheet that's packed with extra practice.
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### Subtraction 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!