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Subtraction: 2-Digit (With Regrouping/Borrowing)

On this page you'll find a variety of activities for teaching 2-digit subtraction. In addition to traditional worksheets, you can download math card games, math riddle puzzles, and task cards.

subtraction 2 digit Worksheets

2-Digit Subtraction

Double-digit subtraction problems that do require borrowing.
1st through 3rd Grades
Common Core
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Subtract the two-digit numbers to find the differences. Most problems require regrouping (borrowing). The word problems and picture features a box of colorful crayons.
1st through 3rd Grades
This worksheet will help students use place value blocks (base 10 blocks) to practice subtraction with borrowing.
1st through 3rd Grades
Read the numbers in congruent shapes and subtract. For example: Subtract the number in the trapezoid from the number in the square.
1st through 3rd Grades
Subtract to find the answers. Then sort the differences into two categories on a t-chart: Even Numbers and Odd Numbers. This is a cut-and-glue activity.
1st through 3rd Grades
This worksheet has pictures of subtraction problems that have already been solved. But there are errors. Students must find and explain the mistakes.
2nd and 3rd Grades
Subtraction arrow chain problems; 2-digits minus 1-digit; Regrouping
2nd through 4th Grades
On this worksheet, students solve the problems and explain why they did or did not regroup.
2nd Grade
Choose one number from each circle. Then subtract the smaller number from the larger number.
1st through 3rd Grades
Subtract to find the differences. Then cut out the picture puzzle squares. Each puzzle square has a number (difference). Match the answers on the math sheet to the numbers on the puzzle pieces to make a picture. Completed puzzle shows a farm scene with a farmer, a cow, and a pig.
1st through 3rd Grades
To complete this activity, students will decode the symbols into numbers. Then they will subtract to find the differences.
1st through 3rd Grades

Graph Paper Math

A dozen 2-digit subtraction problems that require borrowing from the tens column.
1st through 3rd Grades
Monster-themed page with 2-digit subtraction problems that require students to regroup.
1st through 3rd Grades
A cute doggie-themed subtraction practice page with double digit numbers
1st through 3rd Grades

QR Code Activities

Scan the QR codes with an iPad or smartphone to view subtraction word problems. Solve and show your work.
(Note: This worksheet requires students to use a smartphone or tablet with a QR code scanner.)
1st through 3rd Grades
This file contains 30 two-digit subtraction problem task cards, with QR codes. Students subtract to find the differences, then scan the QRs to check their answers.
(Note: This worksheet requires students to use a smartphone or tablet with a QR code scanner.)
1st through 3rd Grades

Math Games and
Task Cards

This PDF file has a class set of task cards. Use them to play math games, in your math learning center, or as part of your lesson with your document camera. You could also laminate these cards and kids can solve problems with dry-erase markers.
2nd and 3rd Grades
In this card game, students solve a series of 2-digit subtraction problems.
1st and 2nd Grades
Students are given four digits. They must place them in the squares correctly to make the given difference. This game has 12 task cards and a student answer page.
3rd and 4th Grades

Subtraction Worksheet
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