Basic Subtraction Worksheets

The worksheets and games on this page teach basic subtraction concepts with single-digit answers.

For two and three-digit subtraction, please try this link: Subtraction Worksheets (Advanced).

To see a complete list of Common Core Standards associated with each subtraction worksheet, please click the common core icon Common Core.

Games & Activities
Match each subtraction with with the answer in this fun card game.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Cut apart the stars along the dotted lines into 30 pieces. Spread out the pieces on a table and combine matching problems and numbers to make stars.
1st and 2nd Grades
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When students play this game, they will take turns rolling a die. The number they roll corresponds with a column on the game board. They must read and answer all subtraction facts in the column as quickly as they can.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Play Bingo and learn basic subtraction facts at the same time! This printable includes 42 calling cards with subtraction facts on them and a class set (30) of bingo boards.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Subtraction With
Counters and Pictures
This page has subtraction problems illustrated with pictures of counters.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Use the animal pictures to help you solve basic subtraction facts.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Cut-and-Glue Worksheets
Cut out ten number tiles at the bottom of the page. Glue each number next to the correct subtraction fact.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Print out these subtraction puzzle pieces for a fun way to practice basic subtraction facts.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Number Line
Subtraction
Determine which subtraction problems are being shown by each of the number lines.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Use the number line to determine the missing number in each subtraction fact.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Use the number lines to determine the missing quantity in each subtraction fact.  Use the "count back" technique.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Students use the number line to help them subtract.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Use the number line to add or subtract.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Subtraction Fact Practice
Write the answers to the subtraction facts on the caterpillar. All facts have minuends of 20 or less. (example: 15-5)
1st through 3rd Grades
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Some of these subtraction facts have correct answers and some are incorrect. Circle the correct answers and cross out the incorrect ones.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Students can hunt for basic subtraction facts with this printable number puzzle. Find and circle all 20 subtraction facts.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Help the rocket find the star. Along the way, answer the subtraction facts with minuends to 20 and answers to 10.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Mystery Pictures
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.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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Solve the subtraction problems and color-by-number to reveal a picture of a colorful parrot.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Solve the subtraction facts and color according to the key to reveal a fox!
1st and 2nd Grades
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Color the robot picture by answering the subtraction facts and using the key.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Subtraction fact blast off!  Solve the facts and color the rocket.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Solve the basic subtraction problems and color-by-number to reveal a picture of a rooster.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Find the differences and color the dog picture according to the color code.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Write the answers to the subtraction facts and color the royal castle.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Write the answers to the subtraction problems, then color the mystery picture of a clownfish.
1st and 2nd Grades
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A colorful hot air balloon will be revealed when you answer the math facts and color according to the key.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Find the differences for each fact shown. The color the spaces to reveal a picture of a ladybug landing on a purple flower.
1st through 3rd Grades
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When they solve and color the picture, students will see a colorful sailboat.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Find the difference and write them in the correct sections of the picture. Then color according to the key to reveal a beautiful butterfly.
1st and 2nd Grades
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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 Fact Practice
Print out this worksheet to practice basic subtraction facts with minuends up to 20.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Download this basic subtraction activity and practice subtraction facts with minuends up to 20.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Use this printable math activity to help children practice basic subtraction facts with minuends up to 20.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Subtraction Speed Drills
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.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Solve 43 basic subtraction problems as quickly as possible. All numbers are 20 or less. Differences are ten or less.
1st and 2nd Grades
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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.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Flashcards
A complete set of basic subtraction flashcards up to 18 - 9.
1st and 2nd Grades
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