2nd Grade Subtraction Worksheets

Help your students develop their subtraction skills with these practice worksheets. These worksheets will improve basic subtraction skills as well as identifying number patterns, subtracting by increments and double digits, practicing word problems, and more.
Updated on: August 24, 2017

  • Add or Subtract?

    Students must choose between addition and subtraction in order to solve each number sentence in this math worksheet.

  • Addition & Subtraction Fact Families I

    Students find the addition and subtraction fact families for each group of numbers in this math worksheet.

  • Addition & Subtraction Fact Families II

    In this math worksheet, students use three numbers to write four different fact families. This worksheet will lead children to understand that if they know one addition fact, they can form three other facts—one more addition fact and two subtraction facts.

  • Choose the Operation: Add or Subtract I

    To complete each number sentence, students choose the addition or subtraction symbol. They also use addition and subtraction to solve word problems.

  • Choosing the Operation: Add or Subtract II

    Students must choose between addition and subtraction (+ or -) to solve each problem in this math worksheet. The addition and subtraction problems are in horizontal format. This worksheet includes a section with measurement units and a section with word problems.

  • Circle the Correct Equations

    In this equations worksheet, animals moving towards each other represent addition and animals moving away from each other represent subtraction. Students use this information to circle the correct number sentence for each picture.

  • Identifying Number Patterns I

    Using addition and subtraction, students determine how much each number in a sequence is increasing or decreasing and continue the pattern.

  • Identifying Number Patterns II

    Students complete each number pattern by finding the operation that turns the first number into the second number and the second number into the third number.

  • Money Word Problems I

    To solve these money problems, students identify coins, add and subtract money, and practice basic division.

  • Money Word Problems II

    Have students use mental math to solve most of these money problems, including word problems, horizontal addition, and horizontal subtraction.

  • Money Word Problems III

    Demonstrate how arithmetic is used in realistic situations with these money word problems. Students must choose between addition and subtraction to solve each problem.

  • More and Less

    In this math worksheet, students compare values and practice adding and subtracting 1, 10, and 100 from numbers.

  • Odd or Even?

    In this math worksheet, students solve vertical addition and subtraction problems to find each house number. Then, they sort even-numbered houses from odd-numbered houses by coloring them in different colors.

  • Pictographs

    Have students add, subtract, and compare data to answer the questions about each pictograph in this math worksheet.

  • Real-Life Word Problems II

    Test whether children know when to add and when to subtract with the word problems in this math worksheet.

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