# Subtraction Word Problems Worksheets

Keywords That Indicate That a Math Word Problem Includes Subtraction Solving simple problems is easy if you understand the core understanding behind them. However, when you are dealing with word problems, you do not have that leniency. In fact, you have to convert the word problem into a solvable equation. Therefore, to do so, you have to learn the basic keywords which depict that this problem belongs to the XYZ category. Let us consider the example of subtraction. There are various words that show the reader that a problem belongs to subtraction. Let us list down all those keywords which are used in subtraction-based word problems. Decreased, Fewer, Fewer than, Take away, Subtract, Less than, Minus, Difference

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates the concept of a word problem by breaking it down with step by step visuals. Jeff was very hungry, and he ate 3 of the apples.

• ### Subtraction Puzzle Quiz

10 subtraction word problems to help assess the unit. A math scoring matrix is included. Bruce brought 20 valentines to school. 2 of his classmates were out sick. How many valentines could Bruce give out?

• ### Independent Practice 1

Provides visual cues to help students cross out items. The answers can be found below. Sasha picked 10 strawberries, and gave 5 of them away. How many strawberries did Sasha keep?

• ### Independent Practice 2

More of your standard subtraction word problem set. The answer key is below. Mary went ice skating 15 times last Winter. She only went ice skating 8 times this Winter. What is the difference between the number of times Mary went ice skating?

• ### Homework Worksheet

Reviews the skills within the unit and provides 5 practice problems. There were 9 birds sitting in a tree. 5 birds flew away. How many were left in the tree?