Worksheet: Subtraction Equations

In this worksheet, we will practice reading, writing, and modeling subtraction equations with numbers up to 10.

Q1:

What is 74?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Q2:

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

Q3:

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.

Q4:

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.

Q5:

Select the picture that shows 95=4.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Q6:

Which picture shows 54=1?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Q7:

What does the picture show?

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

Q8:

The garden has 6 flowers. Jacob picks 3 flowers.

How many flowers are left in the garden?

Q9:

Yesterday, Alice had 4 sweets. She ate 2.

How many are left?

Find the matching number sentence.

  • A2+2=4
  • B41=3
  • C42=2
  • D2+1=3
  • E43=1

Q10:

Find the correct subtraction sentence to solve the given problem.

You have 9 rabbits. 4 of them are in the hutch and the rest are in the garden. How many are in the garden?

  • A94=4
  • B94=5
  • C95=4

Q11:

There are cats.

How many cats have bows?

Complete the number bond. How many cats do not have bows?

What number is missing?

Q12:

Find the missing number.

Q13:

Write the subtraction sentence that matches the given ten frame.

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

Q14:

Write the subtraction expression that tells how many monkeys will remain after we remove 1 monkey.

  • A61 is 5.
  • B61 is 4.
  • C51 is 4.

Q15:

There are 5 buckets of water; 1 bucket is poured. Write the subtraction sentence that shows how many are left.

  • A51 is 3.
  • B51 is 4.
  • C52 is 4.

Q16:

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.

Q17:

Write the subtraction expression that represents the number of apples that will remain after we remove 4 apples.

  • A83 is 4.
  • B84 is 5.
  • C84 is 4.

Q18:

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.

Q19:

Match the subtraction sentence to the given model.

  • A72 is 5.
  • B52 is 3.
  • C72 is 3.

Q20:

6 donkeys are kept in a stockyard. After a while, 3 of them are moved to another stockyard. Write the subtraction sentence that matches the number of donkeys left.

  • A73 is 3.
  • B63 is 3.
  • C62 is 3.

Q21:

Look at the part-whole model. Write a subtraction sentence to show how you can find the missing number.

  • A73 is 3.
  • B73 is 4.
  • C74 is 4.

Q22:

Someone ate 1 of their 3 bananas. Write the subtraction sentence that shows how many are left.

  • A31=2.
  • B32=2.
  • C31=1.

Q23:

Write the subtraction sentence that describes the model.

  • A53=3
  • B52=3
  • C52=2
  • D53=2

Q24:

Look at the part–whole model.

Write the calculation we carry out to find the missing number.

  • A3+1
  • B31
  • C43
  • D32

What is the missing number?

Q25:

Find the missing number in the following equation:

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