Welcome to Grade 2 Math!
The major work of math in Grade 2 will focus on these areas:
- Representing and solving problems with addition and subtraction up to 1,000.
- Fluently add and subtract within 20 by memory.
- Use place value understanding and properties of operations to fluently add and subtract within 100.
- Working with understanding and comparing numbers up to 1,000.
- Estimate and measure lengths using standard units.
- Relate measuring lengths to addition and subtraction concepts.
Some additional work will be in these areas:
- Working with equal groups of objects to build a foundation for multiplication and division in Grade 3.
- Telling and writing time to the nearest 5 minutes.
- Beginning to represent and interpret data.
- Reasoning with shapes and their attributes.
We want our students to be great problem solvers and have many strategies to solve math problems. In class, the children will learn a variety of instructional strategies that will become foundational for work from grades 1 - 5. Resources, including video links, will be added to this page to help you assist your child at home.
"Procedural fluency is the ability to apply procedures accurately, efficiently, and flexibly; to transfer procedures to different problems and contexts; to build or modify procedures from other procedures; and to recognize when one strategy or procedure is more appropriate to apply than another." National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
By the end of Grade 2 , the goal is for students to be fluent with addition and subtraction within 20. This means it is the goal for students to have their facts up to 20 memorized. Parents can help children memorize and work on these facts in a variety of ways, like playing cards or other games with your children that have to do with addition or subtraction. Fluency in this area is an important step for Grade 3. Sudents should also be fluent in having several strategies to add and subtract within 100.
Foundations for multiplication and division, like working with arrays, are introduced toward the end of Grade 2.
Units of Study
Eureka Math is comprised of units called Modules. The modules build on each other, creating a unified sequence of topics to help build student understanding and the development of computation skills and the ability to reason mathematically. A lot of time is spent on building conceptual understanding, meaning we spend a lot of time with models such as drawings and objects, in order to build a strong foundation of understanding how math works, not just how to solve quick addition or subtraction equations.
Module 1: Sums & Differences to 100
Module 2: Addition and Subtraction of Length Units
Module 3: Place Value, Counting and Comparison of Numbers to 1000
Module 4: Addition and Subtraction Within 200 with Word Problems to 100
Module 5: Addition and Subtraction Within 1,000 with Word Problems to 100
Module 6: Foundations of Multiplication and Division
Module 7: Problem Solving with Length, Money and Data
Module 8: Time, Shapes and Fractions as Equal Parts of Shapes
To help you understand the strategies being taught in class, please see the additional tabs for each module/unit. Lesson and HW help videos can be found there.