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Three Digits Subtraction Worksheets

The concept of division is often presented as counting backward and then it progresses to borrowing and regrouping. The you get to three digits subtraction and potentially you can borrow and regroup twice and that is just confusing. We are here to stop those heads from dropping and helping push your students further. This all starts with understanding how to approach what is in front of you. Sometimes three digits subtraction get ahead of you, but you can always use the tips that we threw at you at the bottom of this page.These worksheets and lessons show students how to find the difference between three-digit values.

Aligned Standard: 2.NBT.B.7

  • Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.

Homework Sheets

Students can usually borrow pretty easy when it's two digits, but the move to three digits can overwhelm.

  • Homework 1 - It is always best to subtract starting at the lowest place value to the greatest place value.
  • Homework 2 - An example is provided for you to work off of.
  • Homework 3 - You will need to borrow at times, don't worry it is cool!

Practice Worksheets

We throw in a few tips with the practice sheets.

  • Practice 1 - Always start subtracting from the ones place (right). Work your way to the left as you move through the problem.
  • Practice 2 - A great way to check your work is to add the number you find as the difference to the number that you subtracted. You should get the starting number.
  • Practice 3 - If the number on top is smaller than the number on the bottom remember to borrow from the next place up.

Math Skill Quizzes

These mimic your standard problem types.

  • Quiz 1 - Test out yourself and your abilities.
  • Quiz 2 - Work out all your borrowing in this one.
  • Quiz 3 - This is a nice mix of problem arrangements for you.

Tips for Solving More Advanced Subtraction Problems

Take Away

When you are at the phase of solving advanced mathematics, then you can't waste time on getting stuck on subtraction operations. The concept of borrowing and regrouping should be second nature, before you even think of multiply or dividing three-digit values. Thus, here present you some fast tricks with which you can subtract with ease and continue with your further calculations.

Make the Numbers Easier to Manage - For instance, you must subtract 94 from 212. Instead of subtracting them manually, you can add 6 to 94 to make it 100. Now, it becomes easy to subtract 100 from 212. The answer is 112, and then you can add 6 to the answer. You should take this approach when you face a situation where you need to borrow from a higher place value, it makes it simple because there is no regrouping needed at all. You just need to organize yourself and remember what you did along the way.

Break Them Up into Smaller Parts - You can further minimize your efforts by separating the problems into smaller parts for easier calculation. This is actually converted the value into what is termed expanded form. All you need to do is break the value into a set place values and find the value of each of those individually. For instance, when you want to subtract 857 from 1,276. You can separate them into 1200 - 800 and 76 - 57. The first one's answer is 400, while the latter one's answer is 19. All we need to do is build those values into a single value or what is called standard form. The easiest way to achieve this is to add all the places together to get 419.

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