#### When we are presented with a story-based math problem it often difficult to identify which mathematical operations we will need to use to solve the problem. There are several keywords that are used often in word problems that require subtraction. Common keywords and phrases that indicate the use of the subtraction operation are: decrease, less than, take away, remains. Of course, the keywords minus, difference, and subtract also imply this. The most common question that will indicate that you need to subtract is: How many more or less? This can also be written towards either direction, the key is that we want to find out how much each value differs by.

In these worksheets, your students will solve word problems involving subtraction. Problems involve money and other real word scenarios. Students will write simple subtraction equations to solve word problems. Students will cross out pictures to solve simple subtraction problems. There are eighteen worksheets in this set. This set of worksheets contains lessons, step-by-step solutions to sample problems, and both simple and more complex problems. It also includes ample worksheets for students to practice independently. Students may require extra paper on which to do their calculations. Most worksheets contain between eight and ten problems. When finished with this set of worksheets, students will be able to solve word problems that involve subtraction. These worksheets explain how to solve word problems involving subtraction. Sample problems are solved and practice problems are provided.