1st Grade Subtraction

1st Grade Subtraction

Welcome to our first grade subtraction worksheets!

You’ll find practice for all the subtraction concepts your first grader needs to know: subtracting within 10, subtracting within 20, double-digit minus single-digit, subtracting multiples of 10, and subtraction word problems.

Subtraction is just “taking away” or “finding the difference.” To develop a firm grasp on subtraction, we’ve provided several formats for each concept (subtracting horizontally and vertically, using a number line or base ten blocks, etc.).

If your student struggles to finish the worksheets on this page, check out our Kindergarten Math Worksheets. If they need more of a challenge, look through our other Subtraction Worksheets.

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Subtract within 10 (Printable PDFs)

Here you’ll find single-digit problems written horizontally and vertically. You’ll also find problems where students will fill in missing numbers or be assisted by the use of number lines/objects. All worksheets include answer keys!

Subtract within 20 (Printable PDFs)

In these ‘subtract within 20’ worksheets students will begin answering basic subtraction word sentences. They’ll also get practice subtracting vertically and horizontally, as well as finding missing numbers in subtraction problems. Answer keys included!

Double-Digit Subtraction (Printable PDFs)

In these basic double-digit subtraction problems, students will practice subtracting a single-digit number from a double-digit number. They’ll also subtract multiples of ten with and without the help of base ten blocks. Answer keys included!

Vertical Problems and No Regrouping Worksheet #1

Vertical Problems and No Regrouping Worksheet #2

Vertical Problems and No Regrouping Worksheet #3

Horizontal Problems and No Regrouping Worksheet #1

Horizontal Problems and No Regrouping Worksheet #2

Horizontal Problems and No Regrouping Worksheet #3

Vertical Problems with Missing Values Worksheet #1

Vertical Problems with Missing Values Worksheet #2

Vertical Problems with Missing Values Worksheet #3

Horizontal Problems with Missing Values Worksheet #1

Horizontal Problems with Missing Values Worksheet #2

Horizontal Problems with Missing Values Worksheet #3

Vertical Worksheet #1

Vertical Worksheet #2

Vertical Worksheet #3

Horizontal Worksheet #1

Horizontal Worksheet #2

Horizontal Worksheet #3

Vertical Missing Numbers Worksheet #1

Vertical Missing Numbers Worksheet #2

Vertical Missing Numbers Worksheet #3

Horizontal Missing Numbers Worksheet #1

Horizontal Missing Numbers Worksheet #2

Horizontal Missing Numbers Worksheet #3

Base Ten Blocks Worksheet #1

Base Ten Blocks Worksheet #2

Base Ten Blocks Worksheet #3

Subtraction Word Problems (Printable PDFs)

Subtraction word problems help students connect what they’re learning in a classroom to real life. Choose between subtracting within 10 or 20, and remember. It’s ok to draw pictures or write a math sentence to find the solution. All worksheets include an answer key!

Word Problem Worksheet #1

Word Problem Worksheet #2

Word Problem Worksheet #3

Word Problem Worksheet #4

Word Problem Worksheet #5

Word Problem Worksheet #6