Grade 2 At-A-Glance

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The Primary Focus of Second Grade

In Grade 2, students will know addition and subtraction facts with accuracy and speed and use them to solve everyday problems. They will use a variety of strategies to mentally calculate sums and differences for numbers with tens or hundreds. Second graders will extend their understanding of the place value system, i.e. the placement of numerals determines the value of a number up to the thousands place. Students will measure time and use metric and customary measures to determine length. They will build, draw, and analyze two and three dimensional objects by examining their sides and angles. They will combine shapes to develop the initial understanding of congruence and symmetry. Second graders will begin to develop a foundational understanding of multiplication.

Activities At Home

  • Skip count when counting groups of nickels and dimes.
  • Count in a pattern while doing a rhythmic or repeated task – stirring pancake batter, brushing hair, putting away groceries, walking.
  • Roll two dice to make a two digit number. Subtract it from 99 or 100.
  • Represent two digit numbers with popsicle sticks - make bundles of ten for the tens and use single sticks for the ones.
  • Roll dice to make two or three digit numbers with a partner. See who can make the larger number.
  • Add all of the digits of your house number together.
  • Compare prices of various items (gas, toys, etc) to find the lowest amount.
  • Make numbers or find numbers on labels and compare them.
  • Find or roll numbers and write them in expanded form.


Homework addresses the skills and concepts from the previous unit and the current unit. Homework may not be directly related to the day's lesson. The skill practice from the current unit will be provided to students only after students have an understanding of a concept.

Grade 2 Links:

Grade 2 Parent Unit Letters
Models and Tools
Apps and Websites
Grade 2 Standards for Mathematical Practices

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