5th Grade Subtraction Worksheets

Advance your students' knowledge of subtraction with these worksheets that focus on subtracting decimals and fractions, large numbers, and much more.
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  • Addition & Subtraction Word Problems I
  • Use these word problems to give students practice adding and subtracting money and units of measure. Students will add or subtract three-, four-, and five-digit numbers to solve these real-life problems.

  • Addition & Subtraction Word Problems II
  • Help your students practice their addition and subtraction with these real life word problems with equations using money, time,
    and measurement.

  • Addition & Subtraction Word Problems III
  • Develop students' problem-solving skills with everyday word problems. Students will add and subtract money and units of measure to solve these problems.

  • Addition & Subtraction Word Problems IV
  • Students will apply addition and subtraction skills to real-life word problems involving measurements. Remind students to take care when units of measurement need to be converted.

  • Addition & Subtraction Word Problems V
  • Test students' arithmetic skills with real-life word problems involving units of measurement.Students must multiply, add, or subtract whole numbers, decimals, and fractions to solve the problems in this math worksheet.

  • Addition & Subtraction Word Problems VI
  • To solve the equations in these worksheets students will need to implement addition and subtraction to multi digit problems.

  • Decimal Subtraction I
  • Use this math worksheet to give students practice with decimal subtraction to the hundredths. Students will be working on subtracting four-digit numbers in both horizontal and vertical formats.

  • Decimal Subtraction II
  • Practice decimal subtraction to the thousandths with this math worksheet. Students subtract four- and five-digit numbers in horizontal and vertical format.

  • Estimating Differences of Money
  • This subtraction worksheet demonstrates how students can use rounding to estimate differences. Students must round the leading digit of a decimal number before subtracting to estimate the difference. The second section contains horizontal subtraction problems; students need to estimate by rounding mentally.

  • Estimating Sums and Differences
  • To complete the first part of this math worksheet, students round the numbers to the leading digit, then estimate the sum or difference. In the second section, students round numbers, add, subtract, and compare values to determine if each sum or difference is less than or greater than the given number.
    Grade Level: 5

  • Identifying Increasing & Decreasing Number Patterns
  • To continue each number pattern in this math worksheet, students determine which number to add to or subtract from the first number to total the second number, then check to make sure that the same operation turns the second number into the third. This worksheet includes increasing and decreasing number patterns.

  • Identifying Patterns: Decimals & Mixed Numbers
  • See what operation turns the first number into the second number, and the second number in to the third number. Then, continue the pattern of decimals or mixed numbers.

  • Simple Use of Parentheses: Adding & Subtracting
  • Review the order of operations with this arithmetic worksheet. Remind students that they must work out the brackets first, before they add or subtract the results. These multi-step problems involve addition, subtraction, and multiplication.

  • Simple Use of Parentheses: Mixed Practice
  • Use this activity to review the order of operations concept with students. Students should they work out the problem within any brackets first, before they multiply, divide, add, or subtract the results.

  • Subtracting & Simplifying Fractions I
  • Students subtract fractions with common denominators in this math worksheet. They must find the greatest common factor to reduce each answer to its simplest form.

  • Subtracting & Simplifying Fractions II
  • Give students practice subtracting fractions with different denominators. In this math worksheet, students must rewrite fractions with common denominators, subtract fractions, and reduce fractions to their simplest form.

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