Subtraction Problems

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.


Caught in the Web – Subtraction Problems for Second Grade

Caught in the Web

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


Calculator Match – Printable Math Problems for Kids

Calculator Match

Test your mathematical ability by solving math problems and comparing your answers with the calculator’s in ‘Calculator Match’. See more


The Car Trains of Gridlokia - Online Addition and Subtraction Problems for Kids

The Car Trains of Gridlokia

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 - Subtraction Problems for Grade 4

Bag of Beans

“Bag of Beans” is a fun math worksheet that will have your students competing to complete subtraction problems. See more


Beautiful Butterflies - Free Math Practice for Kids

Beautiful Butterflies

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


What's For Dinner - Subtraction Problems for Kids

What's for Dinner?

Solve our ‘What’s For Dinner?’ subtraction worksheet to find out what the Martians have cooked for dinner! See more


Target 50 - Free Addition and Subtraction Problems for Kids

Target 50

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


Frankie's Bingo Fun - Free Subtraction Problems for 1st Grade

Frankie's Bingo Fun

Engage first graders with a fun math activity and have them solve simple subtraction problems with ‘Frankie’s Bingo Fun’! See more


Subtraction Stories - Printable Subtraction Activity for 1st Grade

Subtraction Stories

Help kids solve subtraction problems with ‘Subtraction Stories’, a fun math activity for first graders! See more


King and Queen Drop the Beans - Free Addition and Subtraction Activity for 2nd Grade

King and Queen Drop the Beans

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


In Line - Printable Subtraction Worksheet for Kids

In Line

Ah! This is interesting. There’s something about the answers to all the subtraction problems in the ‘In Line’ worksheet. See more


Space Numbers - Free Addition and Subtraction Problems for Kids

Space Numbers

Help your kids understand the concept of fact families with ‘Space Numbers’, a fun worksheet on addition and subtraction fact families. See more


Chain of Clues - Fun Addition and Subtraction Activity for Kids

Chain of Clues

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


Secret Code - Free Addition and Subtraction Worksheet for Kids

Secret Code

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


Addition and Subtraction Baseball - Free Addition and Subtraction Activities for Kids

Addition and Subtraction Baseball

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


Firefly Math - Free, Fun Subtraction Problems for Kids

Firefly Math

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



Subtraction Problems

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.


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