Subtraction Worksheets - Basic Facts

Basic Subtraction Worksheets

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Games & Flashcards

Subtraction Matching Game (Basic Facts) Free

Match each subtraction with with the answer in this fun card game.

Subtraction Facts Bingo (Basic Facts) Member

Your kids can practice basic facts by playing this fun bingo game!

Subtraction Dice Game (2 Players) Member

Players take turns rolling a pair of dice. After each roll, the player subtracts the smaller number from the larger number. The player with the greatest difference wins the round.

Subtraction Flash Cards Free

A complete set of basic subtraction flashcards up to 18 - 9.

Subtraction With
Counters and Pictures

Subtraction Facts - Pictures Member

Basic Subtraction - Counters Member

Use the pictures of counters to help you solve the basic subtraction problems.

Basic Subtraction - Counters 2 Member

Slightly harder  basic subtraction problems with counters.

Number Line
Subtraction

Number Line Subtraction Member

Determine which subtraction problems are being shown by the each number line.

Number Line Subtraction 2 Member

Use the number line to determine the missing number in each subtraction fact.

Number Line Subtraction 3 Member

Use the number lines to determine the missing quantity in each subtraction fact.  Use the "count back" technique.

Number Line Subtraction 4 Member

Students use the number line to help them subtract.

Use the number line to add or subtract.

Speed Subtraction Basic Facts (0 - 9) Member

Answer the 50 Basic Subtraction Facts as quickly as possible.

Mystery Pictures

Mystery Picture: Beach Member

Solve the basic subtraction problems (all minuends are 18 or less; all subtrahends are exactly 9). Then color the mystery scene according to the key. Scene will show a beach ball and sand pail.

Mystery Picture: Parrot Member

Solve the subtraction problems and color-by-number to reveal a picture of a colorful parrot.

Mystery Picture: Airplane Member

Find the differences for these subtraction facts, then color according to the key.

Mystery Picture: Butterflies Member

Solve the basic subtraction problems and color-by-number to reveal a picture of a flower and two butterflies.

Mystery Picture: Bird Member

On this worksheet, students will solve basic subtraction problems with differences of 10 or less. The finished picture will reveal a read bird sitting on its nest.

Mystery Picture - Whale Member

After students find the answers to the subtraction facts, they can color each space according to the key to reveal a gray and blue whale.

Mystery Picture: Rocket Member

Subtraction fact blast off!  Solve the facts and color the rocket.

Mystery Picture - Dog Member

Find the differences and color the dog picture according to the color code.

Mystery Picture: Rooster Member

Solve the basic subtraction problems and color-by-number to reveal a picture of a flower and two butterflies.

Mystery Picture: Castle Member

Write the answers to the subtraction facts and color the royal castle.

Mystery Picture: Fish Member

Write the answers to the subtraction problems, then color the mystery picture of a clownfish.

Mystery Picture: Dragon Member

After writing the differences for the problems on the page, color the sea monster (dragon) according to the color code at the bottom of the picture.

Mystery Picture: Hot Air Balloon Member

A colorful hot air balloon will be revealed when you answer the math facts and color according to the key.

Find the differences for each fact shown. The color the spaces to reveal a picture of a ladybug landing on a purple flower.

Mystery Picture: Sailboat
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When they solve and color the picture, students will see a colorful sailboat.

Basic Subtraction
Worksheet Generator

Basic Subtraction Worksheet Generator

Create your own custom subtraction worksheets with basic facts. You choose the range for the subtrahends and the differences. This generator tool lets you to create worksheets with 25 or 50 problems.

Subtraction Speed Drills

Subtraction Basic Facts (0-20) Member

Solve 43 basic subtraction problems as quickly as possible. All numbers are 20 or less. Differences are ten or less.

Subtraction Basic Facts (0-18) Member

This worksheet has 41 basic subtraction facts. How quickly can you students solve them? All numbers are 18 or less. Differences are all equal to or less than nine.

Addition & Subtraction Facts (0-20) Member

Solve all of the mixed addition and subtraction facts as quickly as possible. Includes sums up to and including 20 and differences up to and including 10.

Related Pages on Super Teacher Worksheets

Worksheets for two, three, and four-digit subtraction with and without regrouping