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Subtracting up to 20 Without Pictures (1)

In this worksheet, students must subtract two numbers up to 20 including zero without the use of pictures or number lines.

'Subtracting up to 20 Without Pictures (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Number: Addition and Subtraction

Curriculum subtopic:  Add and Subtract to 20

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Example 1

Take away or subtract:

9 - 3

 

Answer

Start with the first number, which is 9, and count back 3 more numbers.

9   8   7   6

 

The answer is  6.

 

Example 2

Take away or subtract:

17 - 12

 

Answer

Start with the first number, which is 17, and count back 12 more numbers.

17   16   15   14   13   12   11   10   9   8   7   6   5

 

The answer is  5.

Take away:

 

5 - 2

Subtract:

 

7 - 3

Take away:

 

9 - 3

Subtract:

 

16 - 3

Take away:

 

7 - 6

Subtract:

 

19 - 7

Take away:

 

15 - 0

Take away:

 

14 - 6

Subtract:

 

11 - 8

Subtract:

 

13 - 4

  • Question 1

Take away:

 

5 - 2

CORRECT ANSWER
3
EDDIE SAYS
Start with the first number, which is 5,
and count back 2 more numbers.


5   4   3

  • Question 2

Subtract:

 

7 - 3

CORRECT ANSWER
4
EDDIE SAYS
Start with the first number, which is 7,
and count back 3 more numbers.


7   6   5  4

  • Question 3

Take away:

 

9 - 3

CORRECT ANSWER
6
EDDIE SAYS
Start with the first number, which is 9,
and count back 3 more numbers.


9   8   7  6

  • Question 4

Subtract:

 

16 - 3

CORRECT ANSWER
13
EDDIE SAYS
Start with the first number, which is 16,
and count back 3 more numbers.


16   15   14   13

  • Question 5

Take away:

 

7 - 6

CORRECT ANSWER
1
EDDIE SAYS
Start with the first number, which is 7,
and count back 6 more numbers.


7   6   5   4   3   2   1

  • Question 6

Subtract:

 

19 - 7

CORRECT ANSWER
12
EDDIE SAYS
Start with the first number, which is 19,
and count back 7 more numbers.


19   18   17   16   15   14  13   12

  • Question 7

Take away:

 

15 - 0

CORRECT ANSWER
15
EDDIE SAYS
Start with the first number, which is 15,
and count back no more numbers.


15

  • Question 8

Take away:

 

14 - 6

CORRECT ANSWER
8
EDDIE SAYS
Start with the first number, which is 14,
and count back 6 more numbers.


14   13   12   11   10   9   8

  • Question 9

Subtract:

 

11 - 8

CORRECT ANSWER
3
EDDIE SAYS
Start with the first number, which is 11,
and count back 8 more numbers.


11   10   9   8   7   6   5   4   3

  • Question 10

Subtract:

 

13 - 4

CORRECT ANSWER
9
EDDIE SAYS
Start with the first number, which is 13,
and count back 4 more numbers.


13   12   11  10    9

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