Worksheet: Subtracting by Breaking Apart Tens and Ones

In this worksheet, we will practice subtracting a 2-digit number from a 2-digit number by breaking one number apart and subtracting tens then ones.


Elizabeth is subtracting 27 from 53.

She breaks apart 27 so she can take away in three easy steps.

First, she took away the tens. What number did she get?

Then, she took away the ones. Help her finish the calculation.

What is 5327?


We can use place value cards to help us subtract groups of 10.

49 is made up of 4 tens and 9 ones.

Subtract groups of ten to find the answer. 4930=?

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