Subtraction pyramids: worksheets and games

Subtraction pyramids

Subtraction pyramids not only serve to teach subtraction but they also develop logical thinking. First, kids have to find the right place where to start with solving of this subtraction puzzle. The subtraction pyramid puzzle should be solved from the left to the right side.

Subtraction pyramids puzzle

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Fill in missing numbers in this subtraction pyramid.
Click the blue button to choose the maximum value on the top: 20, 30, 50 or 100:


How to do subtraction pyramid puzzle?

In subtraction pyramids, numbers next to each other are added together to make the number above it.

Insert the missing numbers to the empty boxes of the subtraction pyramid puzzle. Here is the sample of the right solved subtraction pyramid puzzle:

How to play subtraction pyramid game

Press "Check it" to find out if your answer is OK. The correct boxes will be green, wrong boxes will be red. Press the button "New game" and the new subtraction pyramid puzzle will be generated.

Why to play subtraction pyramid game?

Subtraction pyramid game is a nice way how to learn subtraction through games. Maximum value which can occur in this subtraction pyramid puzzle is up to you. You can choose: 20, 30, 50 or 100.

You can also watch this nice tutorial on YouTube which teaches how to solve subtraction pyramid puzzle.

To play this subtraction pyramid puzzle game kids need to have basic knowledge of single digit subtraction and subtraction within 20.

Do you want to play addition pyramid game? Then try this addition pyramid puzzle.

Subtraction pyramid: worksheets

Subtraction pyramids for KS2 students help you to make math lessons more interesting.

In these worksheets kids must subtract the given number from the number above it, so the result of the adittion of two neighboring numbers equals the number above them.

Download our free printable subtraction pyramid worksheets in PDF below. Each worksheet consists of two pages: the first page is the worksheet, the other page contains the answer key.

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