Free Interactive and Printable Preschool Math Subtraction Worksheets for Children Ages 3-5
We're now going to learn how to Take 2 Away in these kindergarten subtraction worksheets. Your child really needs to have had some practical experience of doing subtraction before working through this page. It could be something as simple as snacks or sweets, counting them out, taking a certain number away and counting how many are left. So let's find out how to subtract the number 2. However, before you start, please ensure your child has completed Take 1 Away first before you work through this page.
Remember to use the number line to help your child with these sums. We're going to continue to use the jumping method, remember to teach your child to jump to the left.
In this task there are 5 questions. Your child needs to simply tick the box where the set of objects are two fewer than the other. Use the terms, "what is the difference" and "2 fewer" to help them understand and get used to the vocabulary.
If your child has no experience of doing this practically, you may need to use some counters as you go through each question, so he or she gets used to the questions.
It will really help if you do subtraction questions with your child throughout the day, giving a practical understanding of what subtraction means. Good luck with these exercises.
Print out the math subtraction worksheet to the left. Before your child attempts to work through the questions, ask your child to color the pictures in first. This helps improve their concentration and eye hand coordination.
As your child works through each question, it's best if you read each question out aloud, to give more meaning to what needs to be done.
For each question, ask your child to cross through two objects, count how many are left and write the answer in the box on the right hand side.
For each question below, your child needs to count the number of objects on the left hand side, then take away the number of objects on the right. In the example below, we can see 4 flowers on the left and two flowers on the right. 4 take away 2 makes 2.
Remember to use the number line to help with each question. For the above example, starting at 4, we jump two to the left, so 3, then 2. 2 is the answer. Try and make this fun to keep your child engaged, teach them about each object. There are 10 questions In this math subtraction worksheet to work through.
And finally, onto the last set of 10 more questions. You'll notice that the objects have been replaced by numbers. Some of the answers may be 0 or "nothing". Teach your child that nothing is represented by the number 0.
More free subtraction worksheets for you to work through: Take 3 Away.
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