Here are 8 story sum cards with "real life" problems for the kids to solve with their addition and subtraction skills. All answers are within 100.
First Subtraction Worksheets
Here is our collection of subtraction worksheets for children starting out with this important maths skill. We have worksheets that help with subtraction by crossing out, by counting back, and by number bonds, as well as some colourful and themed worksheets to add interest to the classroom.
Here's a mixed set of story sums to help children practise addition and subtraction within 20 - and put the use of maths into an everyday context.
Show children how the maths they are learning applies to real life with these interesting addition and subtraction story sum cards, all within 50.
Use this "bear fact families" blank to work on any fact families with the kids. Write three numbers on the tulips and then ask the children to write the 4 number sentences that make up the fact family on the bear's tummy.
These five fun worksheets provide practice for simple subtraction practice (all numbers below 10) - and there's colouring in involved, too!
These fun double-sided cards have been designed to help children understand subtraction by crossing out with some hands-on practice.
Count the spots on the neck, tail and back of the dinosaur, then use the results to write the 4 fact family number sentences. There's nothing like a friendly dinosaur to help with some maths! There are 8 worksheets in this pack, featuring the following fact families:
There are 2 fact family problems on each of these 5 worksheets, giving 10 lots of fact family practice (up to 20) in total. Count the spots on the dinosaur and then write the 4 fact family number sentences next to it.
These simple worksheets provide 3 numbers and ask the children to write out 2 addition facts and 2 subtraction facts for each set - in other words, the fact family. There are 4 worksheets in total, available in UK and US school fonts.
Here is a set of 4 worksheets designed to give children plenty of practice with fact families between 11 and 20. The more they practise, the more they understand!
The fourth of our cute fill in the heart worksheets is on subtraction. Children need to use the numbers on the bear's heart to complete the sums.
Count the ghosts in each group and write the number below it, then have a go at these simple subtraction sums. Fun for Halloween!
You can print this "make a fact family" mat onto white or coloured paper and laminate it for repeat use with dry wipe markers if you wish. Write 3 numbers on the children's T-shirts and then ask the children to write out the fact family in the spaces below.
There are 75 mats in this pack so you may want to print at a time, picking and choosing appropriate number bonds / fact families for the kids to work on. Use beads or other small objects to count out the facts using the circles on the mats if necessary.
There are 20 different fact family mats in this pdf file, so pick the ones you want to work on and print them out onto white or coloured card. We've written the 3 numbers for the fact family on the children's T-shirts. Now your kids need to write the fact families in the space below.
All the sums on this fun worksheet are based on number bonds to 5. Children need to fill in the missing addend and write the equation beneath.
Help Fred with his number bond subtraction sums on this simple worksheet, which drills number bonds up to 5.
We provide a bead number line to help children count back 1, 2 or 3 to do these simple subtraction problems. There are 10 on each worksheet.
We've provided a number line and a cheerful helper on each of these two worksheets, which give children practice at counting back to solve subtraction problems (with numbers less than 10).
Practise subtraction within 20 - including sums that bridge 10 - with the help of a number line. There are 2 worksheets in this set.
Here are two more worksheets to give children practice at subtracting within 20 using the counting back method. We've included an extra problem for them to think about too.
There are 4 worksheets in this set, which give children plenty of practice with subtraction by crossing out - starting with an example and some fun illustrations to keep them interested.
This set of 4 worksheets takes the kids through a number of simple subtraction sums with various pictorial methods of "crossing out" to get the answer. Fun!
By using a "ten tower" full of counters - which the children can cross out to work out these subtraction equations - children may be able to see the numbers to take away and the numbers left quickly and clearly and relate them to the number bonds they have already learned.
Here are two more worksheets giving children plenty of practice at using subtraction by crossing out within 20. On each worksheet we have done the first problem for them to show them how, and provide 9 more for them to do themselves.
Here are 4 pages of worksheets giving children plenty of practice at subtracting with number bonds - and Fred to cheer them along!
These worksheets are a fun way to make sure that children understand the "story" behind subtraction and see the connection to the number bonds they have already learned. There are 4 in total.
This illustration shows how our Munching Monster might eat up 6 lollies in 2 bites - the first above the 10 and the second below - to find the answer to a subtraction problem.
The "munching method" of subtraction is perfect for when sums bridge the 10 - for example, 16 - 8 = 8. This can be very tricky for children to grasp, but of course it is a skill which they will be called on to use often in adult life.
This poster comes as pictured or with 2 fill-in-the-blank versions too. Whichever you choose, it's a fun way to help children begin to internalise and memorise these subtraction facts.