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Learn One Digit Subtraction in an Exciting Way

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A Comprehensive Guide To Teach One Digit Subtraction To Kids

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Do you know what subtraction means?


Subtraction means to take a number from another. Suppose Harry has 7 apples and he gave 3 to his friends. How many apples are left with Harry?


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After giving 3 apples to his friend, Harry is left with 4 apples.


Remember, when we subtract something the number of things in a group decreases. 


The symbol to represent subtraction is (-)


We can also write subtraction as:


7 - 3 = 4


What is 1 Digit Subtraction?

1 digit subtraction considers only one digit numbers (0-9). In subtracting with one digit, we subtract a single number from another single number. Suppose, you have 4 cookies and you ate 2 of them. How many cookies are left with you. You are left with 2 cookies as out of 4 cookies, you ate 2 cookies. 


The Answer is 2.

Subtraction Terms

The two important terms used in the subtraction are minuend and subtrahend. 


Minuend: It is the larger number from which the smaller number is subtracted.


Subtraction: It is the smaller number which is subtracted.


The resulting number is termed as “ Difference”



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Do You Know?

  1. When you subtract 0 from any number, you are left with the same number. Suppose you have 6 apples and you have not eaten any apples or given to anyone. How many apples are left with you?



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You are left with 6 apples as you have not eaten any apple or given to anyone.


  1. When you subtract a number from itself, you are left with 0. Suppose you have 6 ice creams and you have eaten all 6 ice creams or given all to your friend. How many ice creams are left with you?



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You are left with 0 ice cream as either you yourself have eaten all 6 ice creams or given all to your friend.


Download Free Printable Single Digit Subtraction Worksheet  For Kids

Here, we are providing a single digit subtraction worksheet for kids. This one digit subtraction worksheet is a perfect resource to teach kids about the single digit subtraction in which we consider only one digit numbers. The aim of this subtraction one digit worksheet is to help kids to practice on how to solve one digit subtraction.


Horizontal Subtraction 1 Digit Worksheet

      4 - 2 = 

6 - 6 =

      7 - 5 = 

7 - 0 = 

      9 - 3 = 

2 - 1 = 

      5 - 1 = 

6 - 4 = 

      8 - 7 = 

9 - 6 = 


Vertical Subtraction 1 Digit Worksheet

                        3 

                        - 2

                       ------          

                    6 

                    - 6

                   ------ 

                              6 

          - 3

                          ------ 

                    7 

                     -0

                   ------ 

                          9

                        - 7

                         ------ 

                      9 

                    - 1

                   ------ 

                              8 

                - 4

                          ------ 

                      8 

                    - 7

                   ------ 

                           9     

                          - 5

                         ------ 

                      6

                    - 2

                   ------ 


Subtraction 1 Digit Word Problems Worksheet

  1. Amrita has 9 cone ice creams and she has given 3 to her friend. How many ice creams are left with her?


Solution: To find this 9 - 3, we will count the ice creams that are not crossed below.



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There are 6 ice creams left with Amrita. If you take 6 from 9, you will be left with 3.


  1. Amit has 5 footballs. 3 of his footballs are lost in the garden. How many footballs are left with him?


Solution: To find this 5 - 3, we will count the footballs that are not crossed below.



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There are 2 footballs left with Amit. If you take 3 from 5, you will be left with 2.


  1. There were 5 pigeons in the flence, 2 of them flew away. Count the number of  pigeons left on the fence?


Solution: To find this 5 -2, we will count the pigeons that are not crossed below.



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There are 3 pigeons left on the fence. If you take 2 from 5, you will be left with 3.


FAQs on Learn One Digit Subtraction in an Exciting Way

1. What is a one digit subtraction worksheet?

One digit subtraction worksheet is a free printable worksheet available for kids by Vedantu to learn how to subtract one digit numbers from another one digit number. The one digit subtraction worksheet available here includes questions on subtraction in a vertical format, horizontal format, and word problems. You can download these printable single digit subtraction worksheets by simply visiting Vedantu official website or clicking on the pdf link given above. Once downloaded, you can anytime and anywhere teach your kids one digit subtraction in a fun and interactive way.

2. What are the benefits of a single digit subtraction worksheets available by Vedantu?

Worksheets are great resources for the kids to help them learn.  Also, worksheets help students to practice what they learned in the class. The single digit subtraction worksheets offered by Vedantu includes a plethora of one digit subtraction questions that will help your kids to excel in the topic “Single Digit Subtraction”.