Interactive and Printable Preschool Math Subtraction Worksheets for Children Ages 3-5
Before you start working through these kindergarten subtraction worksheets, please ensure your child has had many practical experiences taking away. This could be as simple as placing five counters on a table, taking 1 away and asking how many are left. So
let's find out more about how to subtract numbers.
Below you will find a
number line from 0 to 10 to remind your child what the numbers look
like, and also to help count backwards using the jumping method from one number
to another, an example is given below. This time we are jumping to the left.
In this task your child needs to tick the box under the group of objects that contains 1 fewer. To help your child to understand the concept, use the vocabulary: "what is the difference?", "1 fewer".
Your child might need counters to help them with the calculations and build up confidence, but if they have had many practical experiences it might not be needed.
Do subtraction exercises with your child throughout the day, when handing them snacks, toys, etc., it will help your child to grasp the concept and give practical meaning to mathematical subtraction.
There are 5 questions, take your time and don't rush.
This printable subtraction worksheet is designed for coloring. Print it out and ask your child to color the pictures before crossing out the objects.
Parents should read out aloud the sum in words, as this gives meaning to the exercise.
Your child needs to count the remaining objects and write the number in the box on the right.
In this task, your child needs to count the number of objects on the left, then take away the number of objects that are on the right hand side. So, in the example below, there are 3 flowers on the left and we want to take one flower away, which makes 2.
Remember to make use of the number line. For example, for "3 take away 1..." encourage your child to place a finger or pencil on the number 3 and then jump 1
more time to the left - the finger will land on 2, so 2 is the right answer! This
is not only educational but will add a sense of fun to activities. There are 9 questions. Also remember to discuss the names of the objects. Enjoy
our math subtraction worksheets!
Below are 10 more questions in this math subtraction worksheet. This time the objects have been replaced by numbers. Please note that the answer may be 0. To help them understand the concept of "nothing", think of some practical application, such as, if we had 2 pieces of broccoli and we eat both pieces, there would be no pieces left.
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