Maths Resources GCSE Worksheets

Subtracting Decimals Worksheet

• Section 1 of the subtracting decimals worksheet contains 20+ maths skills-based subtracting decimals questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
• Section 2 contains 3 applied subtracting decimals questions with a mix of real life word problems and deeper problem solving questions
• Section 3 contains 3 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style subtracting decimals questions
• Answers and a mark scheme for all subtracting decimals questions are provided
• Questions follow variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
• All questions created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
• Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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Subtracting decimals at a glance

Decimal numbers can be subtracted in the same way as integers. The important thing to consider with subtraction of decimals is place value. Tenths should be subtracted from tenths, hundredths from hundredths, thousandths from thousandths etc.

When using column subtraction to subtract decimals, the key is to ensure the decimal points are lined up. The values in each column can then be subtracted in the same way that we work with whole numbers.

A common application of decimal addition and subtraction is money.

Looking forward, students can then progress to additional decimals worksheets and other number worksheets, for example a multiplying and dividing decimals worksheet or an order of operations worksheet.

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