Whether you're looking for subtraction worksheets, subtraction word problems or fun subtraction activities, you've come to the right place. Math Blaster has a large collection of subtraction problems that parents and teachers can use to help kids learn and practice subtraction.
Second graders use their subtraction skills to help Spider Maestro distinguish between the spiders in his orchestra in this fun subtraction worksheet, “Caught in the Web”. See more
Test your mathematical ability by solving math problems and comparing your answers with the calculator’s in ‘Calculator Match’. See more
Help the traffic police manage Gridlokia’s traffic by solving the math problems and letting them know how many cars can be joined to form each train. See more
“Bag of Beans” is a fun math worksheet that will have your students competing to complete subtraction problems. See more
In this math worksheet, students practice adding and subtracting to balance equations as they put each of the beautiful butterflies in their right places. See more
Solve our ‘What’s For Dinner?’ subtraction worksheet to find out what the Martians have cooked for dinner! See more
Target 50 is a challenging math game that can be used to help kids develop their problem solving skills, addition and subtraction skills and mental math skills. See more
Engage first graders with a fun math activity and have them solve simple subtraction problems with ‘Frankie’s Bingo Fun’! See more
Help kids solve subtraction problems with ‘Subtraction Stories’, a fun math activity for first graders! See more
Give second graders some math practice and help them solve addition and subtraction problems with our fun math activity ‘King and Queen Drop the Beans’! See more
Ah! This is interesting. There’s something about the answers to all the subtraction problems in the ‘In Line’ worksheet. See more
Help your kids understand the concept of fact families with ‘Space Numbers’, a fun worksheet on addition and subtraction fact families. See more
In Chain of Clues, players must read the clues on each other’s shirts and figure out the answer to each one, collecting signatures as they solve the clues. There’s a lot of addition and subtraction involved, making this game great for practicing mental math. See more
It’s time to crack the code! Solve all the addition and subtraction problems in our free math worksheet and figure out the ‘Secret Code’! See more
Have you ever tried playing baseball during math class? Well, there’s a first time for everything! Call the class’s best players and start the game. See more
Subtraction doesn’t get more fun than this! ‘Firefly Math’ is a math activity for kids that will help the little ones practice subtraction and enjoy the learning process. See more
Kindergartners should have no difficulty solving basic subtraction problems on their own. Once kids can count up to twenty, they are ready to try their hand at subtraction. Parents can help their young ones get started on subtraction with plenty of practice problems.
Practicing Subtraction Problems
Parents who provide their children with plenty of subtraction problems for extra practice will notice that their children quickly gain mastery of the skill. As kids move on to more complicated subtraction problems at school, parents should ensure that the complexity of the subtraction problems they practice at home likewise increases. With mastery, children gain confidence about their mathematical abilities and are less likely to develop a dislike for the subject. Parents can easily find subtraction worksheets online for children of different age groups and abilities.
Subtraction Word Problems
To solve subtraction word problems, kids need to have reading and comprehension skills in addition to subtraction skills. Further, kids must be able to understand how subtraction is used in various everyday situations. Parents who use common household objects to practice subtraction with their kids help contribute to this understanding. As with basic subtraction problems, extra practice solving subtraction word problems is very useful in mastering this skill.
Starting Addition and Subtraction Problems Together
Some teachers have students master addition problems first, and then move on to subtraction problems. Other teachers find that teaching addition and subtraction together helps students understand the inverse relationship they share. Either way, addition and subtraction are closely related concepts, and once students master both, they should practice addition and subtraction problems together. This will get them used to checking the sign before solving the problem. Gradually, students will be able to draw the connection between the two processes. Similarly, children should practice addition and subtraction word problems together to be able to better understand the differences between them.