2nd Grade Subtraction

2nd Grade Subtraction

Welcome to our second-grade subtraction worksheets!

You’ll find practice for all the subtraction concepts your second grader needs to know: subtracting within 20, 99, and 999, subtracting 3-digit numbers, subtracting with whole tens, 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 and using base ten blocks).

If your student struggles to finish the worksheets on this page, check out our 1st Grade Subtraction Worksheets. If they need more of a challenge, look through our other Subtraction Worksheets.

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Subtract within 20 (Printable PDFs)

In these ‘subtract within 20’ worksheets students will practice subtracting numbers to reach a sum of 10, subtracting vertically and horizontally, as well as finding missing numbers in subtraction problems. Answer keys included!

Subtract within 99 - Double-Digit Subtraction (Printable PDFs)

In these double-digit subtraction problems, students will practice subtracting a single-digit number from a double-digit number and subtracting 2-digit numbers from 2-digit numbers. Some worksheets will require regrouping and some do not. They’ll also subtract double-digits with 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 No Regrouping Worksheet #1

Vertical Problems with No Regrouping Worksheet #2

Vertical Problems with No Regrouping Worksheet #3

Horizontal Problems with No Regrouping Worksheet #1

Horizontal Problems with No Regrouping Worksheet #2

Horizontal Problems with No Regrouping Worksheet #3

Vertical Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #1

Vertical Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #2

Vertical Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #3

Horizontal Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #1

Horizontal Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #2

Horizontal Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #3

Vertical Problems with Missing Numbers Worksheet #1

Vertical Problems with Missing Numbers Worksheet #2

Vertical Problems with Missing Numbers Worksheet #3

Horizontal Problems with Missing Numbers Worksheet #1

Horizontal Problems with Missing Numbers Worksheet #2

Horizontal Problems with Missing Numbers Worksheet #3

Subtract within 999 - Triple-Digit Subtraction (Printable PDFs)

Here you’re student will practice subtracting 3-digit numbers with and without the help of base ten blocks. They will also be required to regroup, or borrow, in some of the worksheets provided. Begin by practicing with the worksheets that do not require regrouping and move onto regrouping when your student is ready.

Base Ten Blocks Worksheet #1

Base Ten Blocks Worksheet #2

Base Ten Blocks Worksheet #3

Vertical Problems without Regrouping Worksheet #1

Vertical Problems without Regrouping Worksheet #2

Vertical Problems without Regrouping Worksheet #3

Horizontal Problems without Regrouping Worksheet #1

Horizontal Problems without Regrouping Worksheet #2

Horizontal Problems without Regrouping Worksheet #3

Vertical Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #1

Vertical Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #2

Vertical Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #3

Horizontal Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #1

Horizontal Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #2

Horizontal Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #3

Subtract Multiples of Ten (Printable PDFs)

In these double-digit subtraction problems, students will practice subtracting multiples of ten, or whole tens, with and without the help of base ten blocks. All worksheets include answer keys.

Base Ten Blocks Worksheet #1

Base Ten Blocks Worksheet #2

Base Ten Blocks 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

Subtract All Numbers within 999 (Printable PDFs)

With our ‘Subtract All Numbers within 999’ worksheets your student will practice subtracting with single-digits, double-digits, and triple-digits in random order. Worksheets include horizontal and vertical formats, and problems with and without regrouping.

Vertical Problems without Regrouping Worksheet #1

Vertical Problems without Regrouping Worksheet #2

Vertical Problems without Regrouping Worksheet #3

Horizontal Problems without Regrouping Worksheet #1

Horizontal Problems without Regrouping Worksheet #2

Horizontal Problems without Regrouping Worksheet #3

Vertical Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #1

Vertical Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #2

Vertical Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #3

Horizontal Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #1

Horizontal Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #2

Horizontal Problems with Regrouping Worksheet #3

Subtraction Word Problems (Printable PDFs)