With an increased emphasis on math word problems, it is useful for students to develop a familiarity with signal words and how questions are presented. This 5-page worksheet has a selection of subtraction word problems for practice (there are 14 problems spread over 4 pages, plus a 5th page which is the answer key). It uses the following progression, allowing struggling students to practice the lower level problems while more advanced students can continue through the worksheet and attempt more challenging problems:
➢ one-step, 2-digit word problems
➢ two-step, 2-digit word problems
➢ one-step, 3-digit word problems
➢ two-step, 3-digit word problems
Its focus is for second grade, when this type of subtraction is given a lot of attention, however 3rd graders still struggling may benefit as well.