Subtraction with Regrouping
3 Digit Numbers

Welcome to the 2nd Grade Math Salamanders Subtraction With Regrouping Worksheets.

Here you will find our selection of free subtraction sheets to help your child learn to do 3 digit column subtraction both with and without regrouping.

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Subtraction Learning

Subtraction is a process which most children learn quite naturally as soon as they learn to start counting. During kindergarten and first grade, it is really important for kids to have the chance to work practically with their math.

An example might be that a child has 10 sweets. They give 3 to their teddy. How many do they have left? What if they gave another to their teddy? What if their teddy had 8 sweets, how many would be left for them?

Later on, when children are confident Subtracting practically, they can progress on to number lines or counting back in their heads. When children have understood this, they can begin to learn their Subtraction facts and progress on to column Subtraction.

During Second Grade, children should be learning the following mental subtraction skills:

  • learning their subtraction facts to 20;
  • subtracting 1, 10 or 100 from any 3 digit number;

For pencil and paper methods, children should be able to:

  • subtract numbers with up to 3 digits;

3 Digit Column Subtraction

The easiest sheets in this section are for children from the beginning of 2nd grade. The harder sheets also cater for children who are working confidently within second grade.

There are a range of 3 digit column subtraction sheets, enabling you to choose the right sheet to meet your needs.

The first sheets contain no regrouping, and are a good introduction for children learning the method.

The next 3 sheets contain regrouping from tens to ones. The following 3 sheets contain regrouping from hundreds to tens. The final 3 sheets contain a mixture of different regroupings and are the hardest on the page.

An answer sheet is available for each worksheet provided.

The worksheets in this section are carefully graded, allowing you to introduce concepts at an easier level before introducing harder work.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • subtract 3 digit numbers in columns;
  • learn to do subtraction with regrouping.

All the sheets in this section will help your child to develop their skill at subtracting numbers in columns.

3 Digit Subtraction with No Regrouping

3 Digit Subtraction with Regrouping

Sheets 1 to 3 have regrouping from tens to ones.

Sheets 4 to 6 have regrouping from hundreds to tens.

Sheets 7 to 9 have regrouping from hundreds to tens and tens to ones.

Looking for some easier worksheets?

Try our 2 Digit Subtraction worksheets.

We have some graded subtraction worksheets with 2 digits and also a 2 digit subtraction random worksheet generator.

Looking for more worksheets like these?

Try our 3 Digit Subtraction worksheets generator.

This will enable you to generate an infinite number of random 3 digit subtraction sheets complete with answers.

Mental Subtraction Sheets

Subtraction Facts to 12

The following webpages involve learning subtraction facts to 12.

The sheets in this section are for children at the beginning of 2nd grade. They involve the skill of subtracting with numbers up to 12.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • subtract with numbers up to 12;
  • work out subtraction calculations where the answer is given but one of the other numbers is missing.

All the sheets in this section will help your child to develop their speed and accuracy at subtracting.

Subtraction Facts to 20

The following webpages involve learning subtraction facts to 20.

The sheets in this section are more challenging than the sheets on this page, as the numbers have a greater range. If your child has found the sheets on this page fairly easy, then the sheets here should be a great next step.

Using the sheets in this section will help your child to:

  • subtract with numbers to 20;
  • find the answer to a subtraction sentence where the answer is given but one of the other numbers are missing.

All the sheets in this section support elementary math benchmarks.

Subtracting 1, 10 and 100

This section involves using place value and subtraction to take away either 1, 10 or 100 from any 2 or 3 digit number.

This skill is very important to establish at this grade, as it is a foundation building block from which many other math skills are built.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • subtract 1 or 10 to a range of 2 digit numbers;
  • subtract 1, 10 or 100 to a range of 3 digit numbers.

Using these sheets will help to develop your child's understanding of place value to 1000.

Subtraction Word Problems

We have created a page of 2nd grade subtraction word problems for your child to enjoy!

There are a range of word problems of different levels of difficulty.

An answer sheet is provided for each problem, and also some working out space.

 

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White is the easiest level for children at their early stages in 2nd grade.


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