Interactive and Printable Preschool Math Subtraction Worksheets for Children Ages 3-5
We are going to explain how to teach your child to "Take 5 Away" in the last of our kindergarten subtraction worksheets. To have reached this point, you must have completed the lessons from "Take 1 Away" up to "Take 4 Away".
Hopefully your child is now getting really confident with subtraction and you're doing lots of practical exercises with him or her. We have the number line throughout the page, so if your child still needs assistance, then encourage him or her to use it. So let's learn how to "Take 5 Away".
The objective of the next 5 questions is for your child to tick the box where there are "5 fewer". For each question, ask your child to count the number of objects on both the left and right side. Then ask the question, "which side has 5 fewer" If your child is not familiar with any of the objects, teach them what it is to increase their vocabulary.
Print out the math subtraction worksheet on the left hand side. Ask your child to work through each of the 3 questions.
For each question, ask your child to cross out 5 of the objects, then count how many are left and enter the number in the box.
Also, ask him or her to color in the objects. Not only does it add to a sense of fun, but improves their level of concentration.
Below are lots of sweets. We need to take one side away from the other. Ask your child to count the number of sweets on the left, and to take away the number of sweets on the right. So, 7 sweets take away 5 makes 2.
Use the number line if your child is not yet confident enough. As we have seven sweets, start at 7, jump to the left 5 times and land on number 2. There are six questions below to work through. Also teach your child the names of the objects if he or she is unfamiliar with them.
This is the final section of the page. After you have completed this, you will have learnt how to subtract numbers from 1 to 5. At the bottom of the page is a link which will take you to our subtraction revision page. First, ask your child to complete the 6 subtraction questions below.
We have lots of subtraction practice for you child to revise what they have learnt so far.
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