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 & Flashcards
Match each subtraction with with the answer in this fun card game.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Your kids can practice basic facts by playing this fun bingo game!
1st through 3rd Grades
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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.
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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.
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A complete set of basic subtraction flashcards up to 18 - 9.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Subtraction With
Counters and Pictures
Use the animal pictures to help you solve basic subtraction facts.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade
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Use the pictures of counters to help you solve the basic subtraction problems.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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Slightly harder  basic subtraction problems with counters.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Number Line
Subtraction
Determine which subtraction problems are being shown by the each number line.
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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Answer the 50 Basic Subtraction Facts as quickly as possible.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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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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Find the differences for these subtraction facts, then color according to the key.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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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.
1st and 2nd Grades
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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.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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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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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.
Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
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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.
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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 Speed Drills
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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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.
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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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Speed Subtraction Drills
Challenge your students to write the answers to all fifty subtraction facts as quickly as possible.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Here's an alternate version of the drill sheet above.
1st and 2nd Grades
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One more version of our speed subtraction drill. This timed quiz has 50 questions.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Subtraction Facts
Tell which facts are written correctly and which ones are incorrect. When a fact is incorrect, cross off the difference and write the correct answer.
1st and 2nd Grades
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