Subtraction Games for kids

Welcome to the Math Salamanders Subtraction Games.

Here you will find a wide range of free printable Math Games to help your child develop their mental subtraction skills and learn their subtraction facts.

Math Subtraction Games

Using games is a great way to learn Math facts and develop mental calculation skills in a fun and easy way.

Children will pick up a whole range of skills through playing games naturally and informally.

Encouraging your child to play math games and puzzles like sodoku and chess will also help develop their logical reasoning.

Using these math games below will help your child to develop their Math fact skills as well as their strategic thinking and memory skills.

Have fun using these free Subtraction Math Games...we hope you enjoy them!

Free Subtraction Games

Race to the Moon

Race to the Moon is a Math game which develops children's quick recall of their math facts.

The aim of the game is to complete an unbroken path of counters from the Earth to the Moon by working out the sums.

These math subtraction games below will help develop quick subtraction fact recall and strategy skills.

For this game you will need some counters.

Race to the Moon Subtraction to 10

Grade: from Kindergarten +
Number of players: 2 or 3.
Learning skills: - subtracting numbers to 10.

Race to the Moon Subtraction to 20

Grade: 2nd Grade+
Number of players: 2 or 3.
Learning skills: subtracting numbers to 20.

Race to the Moon Subtraction to 50

Grade: 3rd Grade+
Number of players: 2 or 3.
Learning skills: subtracting numbers to 50.

Race to the Moon Subtracting Tens

Grade: 3rd Grade+
Number of players: 2 or 3.
Learning skills: subtracting tens from 2 digit numbers.

Race to the Moon Subtraction to -10

Grade: 3rd Grade and upwards
Number of players: 2
Learning: this game develops an understanding of negative numbers to -10.

Subtraction Cover Up

Subtraction Cover Up is a set Math subtraction games which develops children's quick recall of their subtraction facts.

The aim of the game is to cover up a line of 3 counters before your opponents can.

For this game you will need some counters and one or two dice.

Subtraction Cover Up to 12

Grade: 1st Grade and upwards
Number of players: 2
Learning: this game develops quick recall of subtraction facts to 12.

Subtraction Cover Up to 20

Grade: 2nd Grade and upwards
Number of players: 2
Learning: this game develops quick recall of subtraction facts to 20.

First Below Zero

First Below Zero is a calculator subtraction game which involves subtracting multiples of 10.

It is a simple game to play, but it also involves quite a lot of thought to play.

There are lots of different variations of this game - some ideas are included in the instructions.

First Below Zero

Grade: 2nd Grade and upwards
Number of players: 2
Learning skills: Subtracting 10,20,30 or 40 from a multiple of 10, understanding negative numbers, strategy.

Addition & Subtraction Games

The following Math addition games below involve using both addition and subtraction together. They have been put in order of difficulty, starting with the easiest.

Race to the Moon - Addition & Subtraction to 10

Race to the Moon is a Math Addition game which develops addition and subtraction of numbers up to a total of 10.

The aim of the game is to complete an unbroken path of counters from the Earth to the Moon by working out the answers.

For this game you will need some counters.

Race to the Moon + and - to 10

Grade: from Kindergarten +
Number of players: 2.
Learning skills: adding and subtracting numbers to 10.

Blast Off!

Blast Off! is a Math game which uses mental calculation skills and rolling dice to make different numbers.

It is suitable for children at 1st Grade, but is also suitable for older children.

For this game you will need 2 dice, and some counters.

Blast Off!

Grade: 1st Grade and upwards
Number of players: 1-2
Learning: adding and subtracting numbers to 6 make a total from 0 to 8; more able children can also use multiplication and division to make the numbers from 0 to 8.

Catch the Stars 1-12

Catch the Stars is a set of Math fact games which uses dice rolls to make different numbers.

For all of these games you will need at least one die, and some counters.

The aim of the game is to use the numbers on the dice to catch as many stars as possible.

Catch the Stars 1-12

Grade: 1st Grade and up
Number of players: 2-3.
Learning skills: using different operations to make numbers to 12 with 2 dice.

Salamander Shoot Out to 12

Salamander Shoot-out is a Math game which uses mental calculation skills and rolling dice to make different numbers.

There is also strategic thinking involved in picking out numbers for your opponent to try to shoot out.

For this game you will need 2 dice, and some counters.

Salamander Shoot Out to 12

Grade: 1st Grade and up
Number of players: 2.
Learning skills: using the rolls on the dice, adding and subtracting to make target numbers from 0 to 12; picking 'difficult' numbers for your opponent to shoot out.

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These games are all designed to support children with learning their addition, subtraction, mulitplication and division facts.

Most of the games will also help develop children's logic and strategic thinking skills at the same time (as well as being fun!)

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Here you will find our selection of number classification games.

Each of the games in this section looks at different properties of numbers, such as odd and even, multiples and factors.

There are a range of games are suitable for all ages, from kindergarten and upwards.

Subtraction Practice Zone

Here is our online learning math subtraction practice area where you can test yourself on your subtracting skills.

Test yourself on the following integer subtraction facts:

  • up to 10, 15, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 or 1000;
  • 2 digit subtract ones;
  • 2 digit subtract tens;
  • 3 digit subtract hundreds.
 

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