Subtraction Word Problem Worksheets for 3rd Grade

Simple Subtraction Word Problems

These word problems are at a grade 3 level and use simple (horizontal) subtraction.  The student should read the problem, write a subtraction equation from it and then solve the problem using mental subtraction.  Students should have a good understanding of the meaning of subtraction and have studied their subtraction math facts prior to attempting these worksheets. 

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Subtraction in Columns Word Problems

The student will derive a subtraction equation from the math word problem, then use column form subtraction to solve it.  Some problems may require borrowing across columns.  Most numbers are 2 or 3 digits.  Students should be comfortable with subtraction in columns before attempting these worksheets.

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After the student has mastered these worksheets, they may want to try our mixed addition and subtraction world problem worksheets.  Mixed worksheets enhance the challenge for the student.

Grade 3 Subtraction Word Problem Worksheet

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