Subtraction Worksheets By Specific Topic Area

Beginner Subtraction

Beginning Subtraction (Boxes and Numbers)
A neat way to start off with differences. A great idea is to use the cross out method with the boxes and slow transition yourself to using the whole number.

Count Downs
This is a neat skill students actually work on pre-algebra skills, without knowing it. Subtract mostly by single digits to create the values in the box. Fill in any missing differences or values of operators.

Cross Out Subtraction
Visual math to help students move to using integers. This should be one of the first worksheets students use when learning about subtraction. It makes it a breeze to move up in skill level.

Differences in Dots
The dots make it easy to follow for students. Have students begin learning subtraction by visually comparing sets of objects; in this case dots.

Find the Missing Number (Subtraction)
The number is buried away in there somewhere, find out where. An algebra starter. Solve for x in these random horizontal subtraction problems.

Missing Digit Subtraction (1-digit)
Input the integer that has vanished into thin air. Fill each square with the number that is missing. This is a good way to introduce the concept of solving for a missing variable or "x".

Simple Guided Subtraction Word Problems
A great way to introduce word problems with differences. The setup of these sheets makes it easy for students to transition into this newer skill for them.

Single Digit (3 Versions)
Your basic skill pack for repeated practice. Kind of like a mad minute of subtraction, but this one should take them under thrity seconds once they master the skill.

Tally Mark Subtraction
We often forget how handy tally marks are. Tallies are a great visual to help students transition to double digit subtraction. Try it some time.

Visual Take Away Subtraction
This take away outline really helps them transition. A great way to prepare students for differences in operations. Use the images that we give you.

Double Digit Subtraction

2-Digit Place Value Based Subtraction (Regrouping)
Somewhat of a column, but the next logical progression for you. We clearly separate the place values to help students understand the basic concept of role of place value in differences.

Double Digit Subtraction (3 Versions)
Your basic run of the mill practice problem set. This is great for a hyper quick review. You can also use it as repeated practice.

Grid Based 2 Digit without Borrowing
The grid makes it easy to line up the columns. This sheet has a graph paper-like background to help students line up the numbers better.

Grid Based 2 Digit (Includes Regrouping)
We move into borrowing with this one. This is a key skill that often stumps students. The grid should help students align their answers better.

Grid Based 3 Digit without Borrowing
We play with larger numbers now. No need to regroup any numbers on this one, just subtract straight down.

Horizontal Subtraction (Double Digit, No Regrouping)
We post it in a different format. Students should be ready for this one. This is an easier way to introduce counting in row format. This is because you can do all the math in your head.

Missing Digit Subtraction (2-digits)
We remove one digit from somewhere random in the problem. Students will soon start to realize the relationship between differences and sums.

Triple Digit Subtraction

3-Digit Place Value Based Subtraction (Regrouping)
We work with a place value matrix of sorts. All the values are separated to help students transfer their skills to larger place values and bigger numbers.

Grid Based Across Zero 3-Digit
We throw one too many zeros in every problem that follows. It is amazing how zeroes in subtraction problems stop students in their tracks. Just remind them to treat zeroes as if they were tens and they'll be fine.

Grid Based 3 Digit (with Regrouping)
The graph paper to the rescue again. This could take a little extra time as the numbers increase in size. Make sure to use the lines to your advantage.

Horizontal Subtraction (Up to 999)
Just a different orientation for you to work with. We vary the orientation of the problems. This appears often on national exams.

Missing Digit Subtraction (3-digits)
A pre-algebra skill. The difficulty of the problems step up a bit. The next step is to remove two numbers from each set.

Triple Digit Subtraction (3 Versions)
A pack of practice sheets for you. Three completely different versions for you to practice with. The font is larger than normal too.


Additional Subtraction Skills

Decimal Subtraction (One Decimal Place)
As soon as you throw the decimal point in their, they get confused. It's a good idea to review regrouping before advancing to decimals for the first time. It makes it a lot easier to understand.

Decimal Subtraction (Two Decimal Places)
We move up to the hundredths place. The added decimal place really complicates the visual for students. Help them break it into columns.

Decimal Subtraction (Three Decimal Places)
All differences include a thousandths place here. This is where we start to lose some students. Our best advice is to break everything into columns. It becomes much easier when you follow that pattern.

Grid Based Across Zero 4-Digit
We use very large numbers in our grid pattern. We work with much larger number numbers now. This is very helpful for review.

Moderate Subtraction Word Problems
These involve up to triple digit numbers. All the problems are candy related. Some of the stories of stretches to get the candy in there.

Subtracting Dollar Values
We give various amounts of money to find the differences of. Some money math for you. Your typical checking account operations. I always hate subtracting money, I feel like I'm paying rent or really unnecessary bills.

Subtraction Word Problems (Hard)
Geared for your middle schoolers. These problems might be too difficult for elementary level students they are paced for grade seven students.


Hidden Subtraction Puzzles

Apple with a Worm
Find the differences to properly color the apple and the worm. This is a fun picture. With some deep coloring, this turns out really well.

Balloons Subtraction Puzzle
Everything below this line is a puzzle like this with different problems and pictures. Solve all the subtraction problems and then draw the pretty pictures along with it.

Garden Scene Puzzle - Like flowers? You will really enjoy putting this one together then. Make sure to carry when needed.

Giraffe Puzzle - Kids really like this one. It makes for a fun picture of our long necked friend munching on some lunch.

Flower Subtraction Puzzle - A quick flower scene that many will enjoy. Make sure to borrow along the way.

Mushroom Puzzle - It must be the spacing on this one, but students take a long time to complete this one. It must be the 49 problems.

Pinwheel Puzzle - When the writers first created this one, I was reminded of the last time I saw an actual pinwheel. It had to be over 20 years ago. Where did they go?

Subtraction Puzzle - This is a fun picture. With some deep coloring, this turns out really well.This is great if you have a few minutes left in class.

Snail Puzzle - An all smiles little snail. I mean if you are genetically slow fore ever at least you can smile about it. Good attitude Mr. Snail.

Snake Puzzle

Umbrella Puzzle - Getting ready for the coming storm? Our little umbrella is. Have fun with it! This came out a little darker than we intended it to be.


Preschool and Kindergarten Level

Cross Out Subtraction

Picture Subtraction


Grade One Level

All of the sheets below focus on Core aligned skills for Grade One.

Subtracting 0s, 1s and 2s | Answer Key

Subtracting 3s, 4s, 5s | Answer Key

Subtracting 6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s | Answer Key

Matching Subtraction Problems | Answers

Write the Difference

Addition and Subtraction Word Problems


Grade 2

These are all Core curriculum aligned as well.

Bubble Pop Subtraction

Magic Squares Subtraction | Answer Key

Missing Subtract Parts | Answer Key

Subtraction Function Tables | Key

Subtraction Slides | Answer Key

Subtraction Word Problems

Successive Subtraction Circles | Key

Tic Tac Toe Subtraction Worksheets


Complete Addition and Subtraction Sets

  1. Add & Subtract Review Worksheet 1
  2. Add & Subtract Review Worksheet 2
  3. Add & Subtract Review Worksheet 3
  4. Add & Subtract Review Worksheet 4
  5. Add & Subtract Review Worksheet 5
  6. Add & Subtract Review Worksheet 6
  7. Add & Subtract Review Answer Key
  8. Math Cross Number Add and Subtract Puzzle 1
  9. Math Cross Number Add and Subtract Puzzle 2
  10. Do Now Math Worksheets- Grade 1
  11. Do Now Math Worksheets- Grade 2
  12. Math Word Problems
  13. Teacher Curriculum For Math