Lesson Worksheet: Subtraction Sentences Mathematics

In this worksheet, we will practice writing subtraction sentences using the minus symbol (-) and the equal symbol (=).


There were 3 cats on a roof. 2 of them jumped down. There was 1 cat left on the roof.

Fill in the blank: 3=1.


Fill in the blank with the missing number: 5=2.


There were 7 students at a lunch table. 4 of the students finished and got up. There were 3 students left.

Fill in the blank: 7=3.


What does the picture show?

  • A84=4
  • B95=4
  • C85=3
  • D75=2
  • E83=5


Which picture shows 54=1?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E


Select the picture that shows 95=4.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E


Find the missing number.


We have 7 buckets of water. We spill 2. Write the subtraction sentence that tells how many buckets of water remain full.

  • A62 is 5.
  • B72 is 4.
  • C72 is 5.


9 birds are in the nest. 6 fly away. Write the subtraction sentence that tells the number of birds left in the nest.

  • A96 is 3.
  • B93 is 6.
  • C69 is 3.


Write the subtraction sentence that matches the given ten frame.

  • A51 is 4.
  • B52 is 2.
  • C51 is 3.

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