Worksheet: Subtracting by Adding with Numbers up to 10

In this worksheet, we will practice solving subtraction problems by finding the missing part in an addition expression with numbers up to 10.


Daniel has 5 pencils in a cup. He takes some pencils out. There are 2 pencils left in the cup. Find the number of pencils he has taken out.

Hint: 2+=5.

  • A2 pencils
  • B3 pencils
  • C4 pencils


Isabella built 7 sandcastles on the beach. The tide came in and washed some of them away. There are 2 left and she wants to know how many were washed away.

Which of these number sentences does she need to solve?

  • A27=
  • B72=
  • C7+2=

Which of these addition facts can help her solve the problem?

  • A2+4=7
  • B7+2=9
  • C2+5=7

How many sandcastles were washed away?


Given that 1+5=6, what is 65?


Daniel has 7 flowers. He gives his friend Scarlett 2 flowers.

Write an addition sentence to find how many flowers Daniel has.

  • A7+=2
  • B2+=7
  • C2=7

How many flowers does Daniel have?

  • A4 flowers
  • B6 flowers
  • C5 flowers


Which addition sentence will help Amelia solve 71?

  • A1+6=7
  • B71=6
  • C7+6=1


Complete: 73=.

You can use the following addition sentence to help you.


Complete: 41=.

You can use the following addition sentence to help you.


Complete: 43=.

You can use the following addition sentence to help you.


Benjamin had 9 toy cars.

He lost 3 of the cars. He can work out how many cars are left by completing either of the following number sentences: 93=,3+=9.

How many cars are left?


Olivia and Michael made 6 cupcakes. After their dog ate some, there were 2 left.

They want to know how many cupcakes their dog ate. Who is correct?

  • AMichael
  • BThey are both correct.
  • COlivia

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