# Grade 1 Subtraction Practice Worksheets

Here are the key concepts and skills students learn in grade 1 subtraction.

## Understanding subtraction

Introduction to the concept of taking away or subtracting one quantity from another.

Understanding subtraction as the inverse of addition.

## Subtraction vocabulary

Terms like "minus," "take away," "subtract," "difference," and "less."

## Single-digit subtraction

Subtracting numbers within 10 (e.g., 9 - 4 = 5).

Using objects, fingers, or drawings to visualize subtraction.

## Subtraction facts

Memorizing basic subtraction facts for numbers up to 10.

Using flashcards or games to practice subtraction facts.

## Number lines

Using a number line to count back and find the difference between numbers.

Example: To subtract 7 - 3, start at 7 and count back three steps to land on 4.

## Subtraction with pictures

Drawing pictures or using manipulatives (like counters or blocks) to represent subtraction problems.

Example: Drawing 5 apples, crossing out 2, and counting the remaining apples to find 5 - 2 = 3.

## Word problems

Solving simple subtraction word problems that relate to real-life situations.

Example: "You have 8 candies and give 3 to a friend. How many candies do you have left?"

We have a dedicated page for students to practice subtraction at the grade 1 level.

## Subtract by crossing out objects

These visual subtraction worksheets ask students to cross out objects to solve the equations.

## Subtract by drawing and crossing out

Students are first asked to draw pictures to represent the question, cross our the pictures to solve the problem and then write it down numerically.

## Solve subtraction word problems

Students are shown a visual representation of the subtraction problem and are asked to fill in the word problem equivalent and then solve the subtraction problem.

## Pick the correct subtraction sentence

Students look at pictures representing subtraction problems and have to pick the correct subtraction sentence from a choice of four.

## Write subtraction sentences

Students write subtraction sentences to represent the pictured equations in these worksheets.

## Subtracting using number lines

Next, we turn our attention to solving subtraction problems using number lines.

## Practice subtraction sentences and number lines

In these worksheets, students are presented with number lines with subtraction hops and asked to write the equivalent subtraction sentences.

## Subtract within 0-10

These grade 1 subtraction worksheets have students practice single-digit subtraction within 10.

## Subtract by counting back

Students solve easy subtraction problems by counting backwards.

## Subtract by counting up

These worksheets reverse the previous one by asking students to count up from the subtrahend to the minuend.

## Subtraction with missing minuend or subtrahend

In these worksheets, the students find the missing term in single-digit subtraction.

## Subtract within 1 – 20

The next set of worksheets have students working on subtraction problems within 20.

## Subtract 1-digit from 1 – 100

The numbers are larger in these worksheets where students subtract 1-digit numbers from numbers up to 100.

## Subtract 1-digit from 1 – 100 with missing minuend

The next set of worksheets are similar but with missing numbers.

## Subtracting whole tens

These worksheets cover subtracting whole tens up to 100.

## Subtract whole tens with missing numbers

Similar in structure to the last set, these worksheets cover missing numbers.

## Subtracting from whole tens

These worksheets ask students to subtract 1-digit numbers from whole tens.

## Subtract 1-digit from a 2-digit number in columns

Students subtract in columns in these worksheets where they subtract 1-digit from 2-digit numbers. There is no regrouping in these worksheets.

## Subtract 2-digit numbers in columns

These more advanced worksheets have students subtract 2-digit numbers from 2-digit numbers. Again, there is no regrouping.

## Subtracting in columns with missing numbers

The final set of subtraction in columns worksheets cover missing numbers.

## Subtraction word problem: subtract 1-digit numbers

These word problem worksheets involve the subtraction of single digit numbers.

## Subtracting numbers less than 50 in word problems

This final set of word problem worksheets cover subtraction problems up to 50.

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