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Word Problems:
Subtraction Word Problems

These worksheets include simple word problems for subtraction with smaller quantities. Watch for words like difference and remaining.

Easy Subtraction Word Problems

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Worksheets for Subtraction Word Problems

Once you've mastered addition story problems, these subtraction worksheets are a great followup for first, second or third grade math students. Like the addition worksheets on the prior page, these problems start out very easy so that students can focus on learning how to turn the langauge of a story problem into a math question they can readily solve.

The worksheets are grouped into four variations with different problems on each page. As you go through the sets of worksheets the math will involve larger numbers, although the basic addition word problem skills will remain the same.

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