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Minuend  Subtrahend Difference 
When you borrow from a digit, what you are doing is breaking that digit into two parts, the 'digit minus one' and the number 'one' (together they add up to the number). The 'digit minus one' part remains in place. The 'one' is added to the column to its right, but in that column, it is worth ten.
Checking Your Answers:
After you have solved a subtraction problem, you check your work by adding your answer to the subtrahend. This should equal the minuend. For example:
Subtraction Problem: 
Check the Answer by Adding: 
10 2 8 
8 + 2 10 
Generate Printable Subtraction Worksheets: One Digit  One Digit + One Digit You can generate printable subtraction worksheets (one page of questions and one page of answers) with 8, 10 or 12 problems. Every time you click, you get a new worksheet, with a new set of questions and answers. For subscribers only. 
Generate Printable Subtraction Worksheets: One Digit  One Digit, Vertical Format You can generate printable subtraction worksheets (one page of questions and one page of answers) with 16 or 20 problems. Every time you click, you get a new worksheet, with a new set of questions and answers. For subscribers only. 
Visual Subtraction: Subtract Groups of Items Printable Worksheet Subtract the groups of common items and write the answers. Subtract bugs or the answers, Subtract flowers or the answers Subtract food or the answers Subtract ocean animals or the answers Subtract pets or the answers. 
Printable Set of Subtraction Dominoes Print a set of subtraction dominoes; each tile has subtraction problems on it (for example, 7  5). The numbers from zero to ten are used in the subtraction problems and the answers are the numbers from zero to six. In this game the student matches the answers of subtraction problems. 
Printable Set of Subtraction Dominoes #2 Print a set of subtraction dominoes; each tile has subtraction problems on it (for example, 16  7). The numbers from one to twentytwo are used in the subtraction problems and the answers are the numbers from seven to thirteen. In this game the student matches the answers of subtraction problems. 
1 Digit Minus 1 Digit Subtract a onedigit number from another onedigit number  vertical orientation. Worksheet #1  Go to the answers. 
Subtraction FollowtheArrows Puzzles Do subtraction problems along the paths according to the arrows until you get to the end. You should get to the same final answer three different ways. Puzzle #1, or the answers Puzzle #2, or the answers Puzzle #3, or the answers Puzzle #4, or the answers Puzzle #5, or the answers 
Word Problems: Subtracting 2 Numbers Draw a picture or use an equation to help you solve each subtraction problem.
Worksheet #1. 
2 Digits Minus 1 Digit Subtract a onedigit number from a twodigit number  vertical orientation. Worksheet #1  Go to the answers. 
3 Digits Minus 1 Digit Subtract a onedigit number from a threedigit number  vertical orientation. Worksheet #1  Go to the answers. 
2 Digits Minus 2 Digits Subtract a twodigit number from a twodigit number  vertical orientation. Worksheet #1  Go to the answers. 
3 Digits Minus 2 Digits Subtract a twodigit number from a threedigit number  vertical orientation. Worksheet #1  Go to the answers. Worksheet #2  Go to the answers. 
3 Digits Minus 3 Digits Subtract a threedigit number from a threedigit number  vertical orientation. Worksheet #1  Go to the answers. Worksheet #2  Go to the answers. 
Subtraction Chart Write many equations in which ab=c, like 31=2. 
Valentine's Day: Subtract, then Decode the Riddle Solve the subtraction problems, then use the alphabet code to decode the Valentine's Day riddle, "What do you call a very small valentine?" Answer  A valentiny. Or go to the answers. 
Many Ways of Expressing Numbers Math Graphic Organizers 10 graphic organizers to use to express numbers in different ways, from "2 Ways to Make 2" to "10 Ways to Make 10." 
Word Problems: Adding and Subtracting Numbers Draw a picture or use an equation to help you solve each subtraction problem.
Worksheet #1 Answers: 94+3=8, 7+63=10, 82+3=9. 
Subtracting Decimals Each worksheet has decimal numbers to subtract. Worksheet #1  Go to the answers. 
Subtracting Fractions With the Same Denominators Subtract the fractions (they have the same denominators). Worksheet #1  Go to the answers. Worksheet #2  Go to the answers. Worksheet #3  Go to the answers.

Subtracting Fractions With Different Denominators Subtract the fractions (they have different denominators). Worksheet #1  Go to the answers. Worksheet #2  Go to the answers. Worksheet #3  Go to the answers.

Subtracting Fractions Word Problems Solve word problems that involve subtracting fractions. Draw pictures to help solve these word problems. Worksheet #1  Go to the answers. Worksheet #2  Go to the answers. Worksheet #3  Go to the answers.

In the following activities, the student does simple math problems and then letter substitutions to answer an animalrelated question. Click to go to a printable resource.
Dinosaurrelated Puzzles Subtraction of two singledigit numbers:
Game #11

Insectrelated Puzzles Subtraction of two singledigit numbers:
Game #11

Whalerelated Puzzles Subtraction of two singledigit numbers:
Game #11

Birthday Party: Subtraction Printable Book A short, printable book about subtracting birthday party items, including candles, ice cream cones, balloons, party hats, birthday cards, gifts, juggling balls, lollipops, and candies. 
Haunted House: Subtraction Printable Book A short, printable book about subtracting Halloween items, including ghosts, witches, bats, skulls, spiders, webs, cats, skeletons and jacko'lanterns. 
Pumpkin Patch: Subtracting Printable Book A short, printable book about subtracting fall items, including pumpkins, scarecrows, apples, ears of corn, webs, leaves, pies and haystacks. 
St. Patrick's Day Subtraction Activity Book A St. Patrick's Day subtraction activity book in which the readers solves a series of subtraction problems and then does a letter substitution in order to answer St. Patrick's Day questions. 
Winter Wonders: Subtraction Printable Book A short, printable book about subtracting winter items, including snowflakes, snowmen, sleds, mittens, evergreen trees, scarves, earmuffs, caps, and skates. 
Subtracting US Coins:
Subtracting Pennies Subtract the pennies in these printouts: Subtracting Pennies: Printout #1 Subtracting Pennies: Printout #2 Subtracting Pennies: Printout #3 
Subtracting Nickels Subtract the nickels in these printout: Subtracting Nickels: Printout #1 Subtracting Nickels: Printout #2 Subtracting Nickels: Printout #3 
Subtracting Dimes Subtract the dimes in these printouts: Subtracting Dimes #1 Subtracting Dimes #2 Subtracting Dimes #3 
Subtracting Quarters Subtract the quarters in these printouts: Subtracting Quarters #1 Subtracting Quarters #2 Subtracting Quarters #3 
US Dollar Minus Pennies (Printable) Subtract pennies from a dollar. 
US Dollar Minus Nickels (Printable) Subtract nickels from a dollar. 
US Dollar Minus Dimes (Printable) Subtract dimes from a dollar. 
US Dollar Minus Quarters (Printable) Subtract quarters from a dollar. 
St. Patrick's Day Subtraction Activities:
St. Patrick's Day Subtraction Activity Book A St. Patrick's Day subtraction activity book in which the readers solves a series of subtraction problems and then does a letter substitution in order to answer St. Patrick's Day questions. 
St. Patrick's Day Color by Number Using Subtraction Color St. Patrick's Day pictures by solving by solving simple subtraction problems and then coloring by number (Printout #1, Printout #2, Printout #3, Printout #4). For a pdf version of the four subtractioncolor by number pages, click here (site members only). 
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