# Numbers and Shapes Subtraction Wheels

Posted in First Grade, Learning Subtraction, Second Grade on March 26, 2012

Here is a free worksheet that you can download and hand out to your students for some extra practice with subtraction. Using this subtraction number wheel worksheet can help to reinforce the concept that **numbers** are made up of **units**. It might make for a good work-at-your-desk classroom or homeschool activity, or can even be used as a test to see how your kids are progressing with their subtraction skills.

This worksheet can continue the lessons learned in the beginner Subtracting Shapes from Numbers worksheet. With these number wheels your children or students can have more practice subtracting shapes from numbers, and more familiarity with the concept of subtraction in general.

The number of shapes within the center of each number wheel are **even numbers**.

For this activity, children are asked to write their answers in the form of numbers (printed numerals). However, if you like, they can also write their answers in the form of a total number of shapes – they may not have space to do this on the math worksheet, but if you are using math journals as part of your school or homeschool curriculum these can be used for answering the questions.