Word Problems: Subtraction w Borrowing (up to 3 digits)

Common Core Grade Level: 
Packet includes: 
10 word problems and an answer key that shows the number sentence used to solve the word problem and the answer (with units).


Description: This packet helps students learn to read word problems. Word problems give students practice recognizing key words that indicate subtraction (e.g., left, more, etc.). All problems use basic subtraction facts (to 20), so students should be able to easily complete the math once they decide on the number sentence they should use. 

Sample Problem(s): 

Solve the word problems. Please show all of your work. Use labels in your answers.  

Jen picked 35 apples from a tree. Joe picked 28 apples. How many fewer apples did Joe pick? 


Students should be able to read at grade level and know subtraction facts to 20 to be able to complete these word problems independently.

Downloadable File(s): 
Word Problems Subtraction - with Borrowing - up to 3 digits.pdf
Word Problems Subtraction - with Borrowing - up to 3 digits ANSWER KEY.pdf