Subtraction Worksheets (Advanced)

Skills include subtraction without borrowing, subtraction with borrowing, subtracting across zero, subtracting money, and more.

For basic subtraction facts, try this link: Subtraction Worksheets (Basic Facts).

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(No Borrowing / Regrouping)
The two-digit subtraction problems on this worksheet do NOT require students to borrow/regroup.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Double-digit subtraction problems that do NOT require borrowing.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Find the answer to the riddle by solving subtraction problems. The answer to each problem reveals one letter in the solution. Riddle: Where does a farmer take his horse when it gets sick?
1st and 2nd Grades
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Simple 2-digit subtraction problems that don't require borrowing.
2nd Grade
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What did Cinderella fish wear to the underwater ball? To find out, solve the 3-digit subtraction problems. None of these problems require students to borrow/regroup.
2nd Grade
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This PDF has 30 task cards. Each one has a subtraction problem. Students are do not have to borrow/regroup/rename. Use these cards in your math learning center, to play math games, or on your whiteboard document camera.
2nd Grade
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In this game, students will be given task cards with randomized digits. They need to arrange the digits to make a complete subtraction problem. (None of these problems require borrowing/renaming/regrouping.)
1st through 3rd Grades
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2-Digit Subtraction
(With Borrowing)
Double-digit subtraction problems that do require borrowing.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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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.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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A cute doggie-themed subtraction practice page with double digit numbers
1st through 3rd Grades
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This worksheet will help students use place value blocks (base 10 blocks) to practice subtraction with borrowing.
1st through 3rd Grades
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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
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In this card game, students solve a series of 2-digit subtraction problems.
1st and 2nd Grades
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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
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A dozen 2-digit subtraction problems that require borrowing from the tens column.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Monster-themed page with 2-digit subtraction problems that require students to regroup.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Subtraction arrow chain problems; 2-digits minus 1-digit; Regrouping
2nd through 4th Grades
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Scan the QR codes with an iPad or smartphone to view subtraction word problems. Solve and show your work.
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1st through 3rd Grades
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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.
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1st through 3rd Grades
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3-Digit Subtraction
Practice subtracting 3-digit numbers with borrowing / regrouping.
2nd through 4th Grades
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In this game, students move to each desk in the classroom and solve 3-digit subtraction problems.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Here's a complete class set of thirty task cards with 3-digit subtraction problems on them. Use them to create your own classroom learning center. You can also use them to play math games, such as Scoot! Or place them under your document camera during your math lesson.
3rd and 4th Grades
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Riddle: How does a rabbit travel? To find the answer, solve three-digit subtraction problems. Then match the answers with the letters to decode the solution to the riddle.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Subtract the three-digit numbers to find the differences. All problems require some borrowing. There are also two word problems.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Practice 3-digit Subtracting with borrowing / regrouping.  Check by adding.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Solve the subtraction problems and color the answers on the bingo boards.  Can you get a bingo?
2nd through 4th Grades
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Color the picture of the knight, dragon, and castle. Then solve the subtraction problems.
2nd through 4th Grades
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In this game, students must figure out the correct locations for the missing digits in each subtraction problem. Includes 12 task cars and a student answer page.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Use base 10 blocks (place value blocks) to solve the subtraction problems on this worksheet.
2nd through 4th Grades
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This subtraction worksheet has pictures of cute dragons.  3-digits with borrowing.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Subtraction problems with 3-digit quantities; Requires borrowing; Crab pictures
2nd through 4th Grades
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Subtracting on graph paper gives kids plenty of room to write their numbers and illustrates place value
2nd through 4th Grades
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Subtract pairs of three-digit numbers to find the differences. Most problems require borrowing across zero. Then match up the letters to the answers to find the answer to a funny riddle.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Graph paper subtraction will ensure kids can line up their place value columns perfectly.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Subtraction story problems that involve borrowing.  (2 and 3-digit numbers)
2nd through 4th Grades
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Rewrite each problem vertically, then solve.  Students required to "line up the digits" correctly.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Solve the 2-digit numbers from the 3-digit numbers.  Then attach the puzzle pieces in the correct positions.  Picture shows two kids sledding down a hill.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Practice 3-digit Subtracting problems that require borrowing across zero
2nd through 4th Grades
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Scan the QR codes with an iPad or smartphone to view subtraction word problems. Solve and show your work in the space provided.
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2nd through 4th Grades
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Scan the QR codes with an iPad or smartphone to view subtraction word problems. Solve and show your work in the space provided.
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2nd through 4th Grades
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Advanced Subtraction
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Subtraction Worksheet Generator

Create your own subtraction worksheets! You choose the number of digits in the minuend and the subtrahend. Also tell whether you'd like vertical or horizontal problems, and if you'd like students to regroup/borrow.

4-Digit Subtraction
Solve the four-digit subtraction problems to find the differences. (example 46,397 - 2,976)
3rd and 4th Grades
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Here's another 4-digit subtraction worksheet, similar to the one above. This printable has ten vertical problems and two word problems.
3rd through 5th Grades
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These thirty task cards have 4-digit subtraction problems on them. You can laminate the cards, and have students solve the problems with a dry-erase marker. Or use them to build a learning center. Or post a card each morning for your students to solve.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Solve the subtraction problems to find the differences.  Requires subtraction across zero with 4-digit numbers. (example 4,000 - 1,374)
3rd and 4th Grades
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Use the grid puzzle to solve the subtraction problems; 4-digit subtraction with zeros. (example 3,400 - 454)
2nd through 4th Grades
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Find the differences to the subtraction problems to complete the math crossword.
3rd and 4th Grades
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Solve the 4-digit minus 3-digit subtraction problems. Glue the answers on the grid to see an astronaut picture.
3rd and 4th Grades
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Scan the QR codes on this worksheet with a smartphone or iPad to view subtraction word problems. Solve and show your work in the space provided.
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3rd through 5th Grades
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This is a set of 30 subtraction task cards. First students solve the 4-digit subtraction problems. Then they scan the QR codes with an iPad or smartphone to check their answers.
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3rd through 5th Grades
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Money Subtraction
Subtract money amounts to find change.  (example: $5.00 - 4.79)
2nd through 4th Grades
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Multiple-step problems require students to add up the cost of products, then subtract to find change.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Solve the money subtraction problems to find the funny answer to the riddle: Why was the broom late?
2nd through 4th Grades
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Michael receives $9.99 for his 9th birthday.  Subtract each time Michael spends money to show how much is left.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Subtract the money amounts; Requires regrouping, but does not subtract across zero
3rd and 4th Grades
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Subtraction problems with money amounts; Winter snowmen pictures
2nd through 4th Grades
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Subtracting money on grid paper.  One digit per box ensures kids line up numbers correctly.  (example: $9.26 - 2.88)
2nd through 4th Grades
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Subtracting money with zero on graph paper.  One digit per box will help kids line up columns.  (example: $9.00 - 3.48)
2nd through 4th Grades
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Subtract the money amounts on this page.  Includes word problems and standard problems.
3rd and 4th Grades
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Subtract what each person buys from the amount they give the cashier.  Requires subtraction across zero.
3rd and 4th Grades
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Scan the QR codes on this worksheet with a smartphone or iPad to view subtraction word problems. Solve and show your work in the space provided. All problems require students to make change by subtracting across zero.
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4th through 6th Grades
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More Subtraction
Mixture of different types of subtraction problems, including a couple of word problems.  (3 and 4-digit) 
2nd through 4th Grades
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Subtract to find the missing addends  (example: 71 + __ = 143)
2nd through 4th Grades
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Students must determine whether they need to add or subtract to solve each problem.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Students must determine whether they need to add or subtract to solve each problem.
3rd through 5th Grades
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See Also:
Subtraction Worksheets (Basic Facts)

Worksheets for teaching more basic subtraction concepts.

Word Problems

Lots of Math Word Problems: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division

Addition Worksheets

Addition skills include basic facts, addition with regrouping, word problems