Free worksheets: Subtraction, KS2
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Work out the answers to these money word problems by using subtraction
When solving problems using a number line your child will learn to partition the number and count back. This worksheet explains the technique and offers some subtraction problems for your child to practise on.
Can you solve these problems? Jot down the numbers you need to use on the notebooks. Think about the steps needed to work out these problems and jot numbers down as you go along. Ask a parent if you need help finding one half and one fifth of a number.
Number sentences involving different amounts of money, which children need to use the column method to subtract.
Function machines are a fun visual aid for children that can help them learn about different mathematical functions. Use this worksheet to practise solving equations and finding the functions of different sums.
Sammy squirrel is struggling to learn the difference between the words more and fewer. Can you help him by making apples or acorns for the trees?
Complete the simple additions and subtractions, then cut out the pieces of the puppy’s house. Help your child stick them on the background picture one at a time in the correct order, based on the answers to the calculations.
This game is designed to help your child practise the skill of finding one less than a given number.
Subtracting negative numbers can seem tricky, but there are rules to follow to make things more straightforward. Remembering these rules will help you to calculate answers without using a number line. Look at the rules then try applying them to these calculations.
When we are measuring temperatures we often use negative numbers. Complete this activity using a thermometer to help subtract (or find the difference between) a pair of negative numbers or a positive number and negative number.
Can you fill in the missing numbers to make each puzzle correct? Take care with the negative numbers!
An introduction to the method of ‘repeated subtraction’ (also called chunking), useless when we are dividing large numbers.
This game is designed to support accurate counting skills, reinforce the idea of “more than” and “less than” and develop an understanding of the maths symbols + and -.
This fun activity is designed to support children in their addition and subtraction as well as helping them to read and spell the numbers to 20.
Can you fill in the gaps to make each number sentence true?
The number sentencesin this worksheet each have one number or one symbol (+ or -) missing. Can you work out what it is and add it in?
When you subtract a one-digit number from a two-digit number, it can be helpful to use the bridging method as it will help you to do similar subtractions in your head. Can you use this method to answer these sums?
When we subtract a one-digit number from a two-digit number, it can be helpful to use the ‘bridging’ method. Can you use this method to work out these sums?
Each of the two players must take it in turns to roll both dice to get two numbers. Now add or subtract with them anyway you want. Mark off the answer on the board with one of your counters. The winner is the person with the most counters on the board at the end of the game.
Play around the board game. When you land on a colour you must pick up that colour card and complete the calculation to work out your balance. If you calculate incorrectly, another player should tell you and you will be given an extra -£1 penalty. However, if they miscalculate they get the -£1 penalty. The aim of the game is to make it around the board with the most money at the end.
Can you work out the answers to these questions? You'll need to use your knowledge of addition, subtractions, division and multiplication!
Can you use a number line to solve these subtraction problems? Let's find out...
Have a go at these subtraction word problems and see how well you do.