2nd Grade Math Curriculum – Standards, Lessons, Activities, Printable Worksheets
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This is the second page of Time4Learning’s guide for parents on the educational standards for 2nd grade math. The first page covered measurement, number sense and operation. This page covers geometry and spatial sense, algabraic thinking, data analysis and probability.
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2nd Grade Math – What are the Standards and Curriculum?
Time4Learning teaches a comprehensive 2nd grade math curriculum using fun, second grade math activities to build a solid math foundation. Help your child excel in math, learn more about Time4Learning’s second grade math lessons, curriculum, activities and worksheets.
The major math strands for second grade curriculum are number sense and operations, algebra, geometry and spatial sense, measurement, and data analysis and probability. While these math strands might surprise you, they are all critical lessons for a second grade math curriculum.
2nd grade math lessons, worksheets, and activities teach second grade math curriculum covering all the math strands.
2nd Grade Math Curriculum and Standards – Lessons, Activities, Worksheets – Geometry and Spatial Sense
During 2nd grade, math students study simple geometry. They learn to locate and explain known and unknown numbers to 1000 on a number line. They locate and identify coordinate points in the first quadrant. Using mathematical language such as ‘curves’, ‘vertices’, ‘edges’, ‘faces’, and ‘angles’, 2nd grade math students describe the attributes of two- and three-dimensional shapes. They sort the shapes according to their attributes and describe symmetry. They describe and classify shapes and objects according to their number of bases, faces, edges and vertices.
In second grade math, Sam learns about different units of measurement in the lesson Tipping the Scales.
In this lesson, students are asked to use a scale to compare the weight of a watermelon to a pile of apples.
2nd Grade Math Curriculum and Standards – Lessons, Activities, Worksheets – Algebraic Thinking
During 2nd grade math studies children learn to describe patterns and explain pattern rules. They are taught to recognize pattern results from repeating operations. Children learn to identify number patterns using a calculator or hundred chart. They predict, extend, and create patterns. For example they combine two attributes in creating a pattern such as size and color, and transfer patterns from one medium to another. 2nd grade math students learn to identify real-world patterns that are repeating, rotational, tessellating, and patchwork.
In solving number sentences 2nd grade math students are given problems with a missing number represented by a geometrical shape. They use the symbols >, =, and <. They are asked to solve real-world equations with one unknown using a variety of methods.
2nd Grade Math Curriculum and Standards – Lessons, Activities, Worksheets – Data Analysis and Probability
2nd grade math students are trained to pose questions and collect data so they can answer questions with two, three, or more categories or choices. They learn to use mathematical language to read and interpret data on simple charts and graphs. They use pictures, graphs, and tally marks to display data and identify range, mode and median. Using data from a small group the children will predict outcomes for larger populations.
Probability is another area for 2nd grade math students to explore. They determine whether events are certain, probable or impossible. Using results from such things as spinners, coin tosses, and election results they will decide if given events are equally likely, most likely, or least likely to occur. They record results of activities involving chance and make predictions based on the data collected.
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2nd Grade Math Curriculum and Standards – Lessons, Activities, Worksheets – Summary
2nd grade math lessons and activities that cover just one or two of these five strands are narrow and lead to a weak understanding of math.
Time4Learning teaches a comprehensive math program with 2nd grade math learning activities, curriculum, printable worksheets, and assessments. Children are placed in the sequence based on their current skills. Math becomes fun. Parents can participate and watch how new concepts are introduced progressively and mastered through practice. Time4MathFacts, included in the curriculum, provides practice in foundation skill areas that is necessary for success during second grade. Sign Up to let your child start learning today. Want to know more? Try the demos of math lessons.
Additional Resources Related to Second Grade Math
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- Second grade social studies lesson plans
- Second grade spelling lists
- Second grade writing standards
Wondering how many lessons to have your child do each day? Our lesson planning worksheet can help you estimate.
*Math Standards are defined by each state. Time4Learning bases its use of 2nd grade math curriculum and standards on the national bodies that recommend curriculum, lessons, and standards on a sampling of states notably Florida, Texas, and California.
Second Grade Lessons – The Time4Learning Program Structure
Time4Learning has been refined through years of feedback from educators, parents, and students. Second grade subjects are organized into chapters composed of interactive lessons, printable worksheets, quizzes and tests. second graders are guided through the activities at their own pace by an automated system.
When students log in, they choose a subject, select a chapter, pick a lesson and complete the activities. A check-mark tells them where they left off, and completed work is clearly labeled with a check-mark or a gold star. Visual and auditory prompts guide second graders through the lessons making them easy for young learners to follow, and an online playground (controlled by parents) rewards and motivates them to finish their lessons.
Parents get access to printable lesson plans, teaching tools, detailed reporting and parental support through our online Parent Forum.
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Second Grade Curriculum for Homeschool, Afterschool and Summer Use
Time4Learning can be used for homeschool, afterschool or summer learning and is a great way to start second graders off on the right foot. Time4Learning presents second grade curriculum in a style that is both engaging and effective. Kids love the funny sound effects and quirky cartoon characters delivering the material. Animated, interactive lessons feel more like video games than learning exercises. Plus, the student-paced nature of the program teaches them how to work independently, giving them a sense of ownership over their progress, which is a great motivator.
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