# Kindergarten Subtraction Worksheets

### Introduction

Students use their counting skills to subtract. They count as they take away a number of objects, and then they count the objects remaining. Students gradually build up to finding differences without objects or drawings.

Students first learn about subtraction as an action—take away. You can use the same objects you have used to reinforce addition to reinforce subtraction. Give students up to 20 of any object and have them count them. Then take a few away and have them count them again. Reinforce the action by describing what happened. For example, I gave you 12 beans. Then I took away 6. You counted and found that there are 6 beans left. Start by taking only 1-3 objects away and work up to taking away 10.

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