Subtraction Worksheets

About Our Subtraction Worksheets

1 Digit Subtraction Worksheets

Students will learn how to find the difference between single digit values.

2 Digit Subtraction Worksheets

Students work on find the minuend, subtrahend, and the difference.

3 Digit Subtraction Worksheets

These worksheets focus on triple digit differences.

4 Digit Subtraction Worksheets

We work on larger values.

Decomposing Numbers Worksheets

These worksheets have students break a larger number into the parts that it is composed of.

Missing Minuends Worksheets

This is a great way to introduce the concept of algebra. We focus on finding the starting value.

Missing Subtrahends Worksheets

We work on finding how much was removed a starting value.

No Regrouping Subtraction Worksheets

This is great when we are first introducing this topic to students.

Number Line Subtraction Worksheets

We use this tool to help use work on this concept at a smaller scale.

Picture Subtraction Worksheets

You will use visual objects to help find the differences between 2 values.

Regrouping Subtraction Worksheets

All of these problems all require you to regroup to solve them.

Removing 1 Worksheets

We can approach this as backwards counting.

Subtract By Crossing Out Worksheets

This takes the previous worksheet category to the next level.

Subtract Within 20 Worksheets

This is a really nice way to work on smaller differences.

Subtract Within 5 Worksheets

This is where you want to start with the basic concept.

Tips For Teaching Subtraction

  • Use concrete objects: Use objects like counters, blocks, or toys to help students understand the concept of subtraction as taking away or removing a quantity from a larger quantity. For example, start with five blocks, take away two blocks, and count the remaining three blocks to show subtraction.
  • Visual aids: Use visual aids like number lines, pictures, or drawings to help students visualize subtraction problems. Draw a picture of five apples, cross out two of them, and count the remaining apples to demonstrate subtraction.
  • Engage them in hands-on activities: Use manipulatives, such as buttons or beads, to allow students to physically subtract quantities. For example, start with a pile of ten buttons, take away four buttons, and count the remaining buttons to show subtraction.
  • Use games: Introduce subtraction through games and activities that make it fun and engaging for students. For example, use a board game where players roll a die and subtract the number rolled from their current position on the board.
  • Real-life examples: Use real-life examples of subtraction, such as sharing snacks with friends, or taking away items from a group, to help students understand the practical applications of subtraction.
  • Repetition: Reinforce the concept of subtraction through repetition by having students practice subtraction problems using a variety of methods, such as number lines or manipulatives.
  • Provide positive feedback: Give students positive feedback and praise for their efforts in learning subtraction, even if they make mistakes. This helps to build their confidence and motivation to continue learning.