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Subtraction Worksheets

Subtraction worksheets are a great tool for practicing subtraction skills. Check out JumpStart's collection of free and printable subtraction worksheets.

Subtraction for Kids

Children begin to grasp the concept of subtraction early on, possibly even before they go to school. They learn to subtract through informal acts such as sharing a cookie or a toy, losing privileges when they’ve been naughty and losing buttons from clothes. While subtraction is easy enough to learn in practice, teaching kids the theory behind it might not be as easy.

Before You Use Subtraction Worksheets

Before you give your child subtraction worksheets, make sure he is ready to begin subtraction. Here are a few things you can do to simplify subtraction problems for your child:

  • Make sure your child knows his numbers backwards and forwards.
  • Learning subtraction is impossible without having a solid grounding in addition. Ensure he can add numbers before moving on to subtraction.
  • Introduce subtraction through manipulatives and concrete objects.

Check out our free printable subtraction worksheets.

JumpStart has subtraction worksheets that parents and teachers can use with their kids. Here's why our worksheets are perfect for you:

  • We have worksheets for every grade – preschool through 5th grade.
  • Each worksheet is designed to target your child’s specific needs - we have single digit subtraction worksheets, double digit subtraction worksheets, three digit subtraction worksheets, and subtraction worksheets with and without regrouping.
  • Your child gets all the extra practice he needs to master the concept of subtraction.
  • Using our worksheets through breaks and vacations helps keep your child’s subtraction skills sharp.

These worksheets help to reinforce your child’s basic subtraction skills, teach new ones and improve his speed and accuracy for solving subtraction problems. And when he’s done with those, don’t forget to check out our free math worksheets.

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