Worksheet: Subtracting Tens

In this worksheet, we will practice subtracting a multiple of ten from a multiple of ten and model this with place value equipment.

Q1:

Six 10s take away two 10s is .

  • Afive 10s
  • Btwo 10s
  • Cfour 10s

Q2:

Benjamin is using ten frames to skip count backward by 10.

Benjamin says, “Seven 10s subtract five 10s equals three tens.”

Is he correct?

  • Ano
  • Byes

What mistake did he make?

  • AHe subtracted four tens only.
  • BHe subtracted four ones only.
  • CHe subtracted three tens only.

Q3:

Find the number that when subtracted from 80 gives 10.

Q4:

Find the difference between 40 and 20. Use the dot cards to help you.

Q5:

Matthew is subtracting tens.

Find the missing numbers.

8 tens take away 3 tens is tens.

8 0 3 0 = .

Q6:

Subtract to find the difference.

7 5 = .

7 0 5 0 = .

Q7:

Subtract to find the difference.

Hint: Think about tens and ones. Use base ten blocks to help you.

6 4 = .

6 0 4 0 = .

Q8:

Chloe baked 6 trays of cupcakes.

Count in tens to find how many cupcakes she made.