Worksheet: The Subtraction Symbol

In this worksheet, we will practice reading, writing, and modeling subtraction expressions with numbers up to 10 and representing subtraction using the minus sign.

Q1:

There are 6 cars. Take away the red cars.

How many are blue?

Q2:

What is 31?

Q3:

What is 85?

Q4:

What is 73?

Q5:

Which figure is missing from the sequence?

  • A
  • B
  • C

Q6:

What is 42?

  • A
  • B
  • C

Q7:

Subtract 5 from 8.

Q8:

There are 4 frogs. If 2 jump away, how many are left?

Q9:

Find the answer to 83.

Q10:

What is 41?

  • A
  • B
  • C

Q11:

What is 41?

Q12:

You had a bag of 10 candies and you ate 3.

Which of these tells you how many candies are left in the bag?

  • A107
  • B103
  • C73

Q13:

What is 82?

  • A
  • B
  • C

Q14:

What is 95?

  • A
  • B
  • C

Q15:

Subtract 7 from 8.

Q16:

The following model represents 8 minus 3.

What is the subtraction sentence that matches the model?

  • A83
  • B8+3
  • C82

What is 8 minus 3 equal to?

Q17:

Evaluate:

Q18:

This model represents 8 minus 2.

Which subtraction expression fits the given model?

  • A82
  • B8+2
  • C83

Complete: 8 minus 2 is .

Q19:

What will we get if we take away 3 from 9?

Q20:

There are five birds in the nest. Two of them fly away. Choose the subtraction expression that models this story.

  • A25
  • B52
  • C53

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