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Second Grade Mathematics

First Nine Weeks

Dear Parents:
These objectives listed below will be covered in the 1st Nine Weeks Unit of study.

Understand place value to 1000.
Read, write and count numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded
form, e.g. (236, two hundred thirty six, 200 + 30 + 6).
Skip-count by 10s, and 100s within 1000.

Add and subtract within 20
Add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. (By the end of Grade 2, know from memory
all sums of two one-digit numbers.)

Addition and Subtraction within 100
Add and subtract within 100 using different strategies based on place value, properties of
operations, number line and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. Be able to
explain why addition and subtraction strategies work.
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems.

Measure and estimate lengths
Relate addition and subtraction to length by using a number line.
Estimate and measure the length of an object by using appropriate tools, e.g. rulers with
centimeters and meter sticks.

Draw a picture graph and a bar graph. Solve and compare problems using information presented
in a bar graph.

Here are some suggestions as to what you can do at home to help your child:

Show your child how to read and write numbers to 1000 using tens, 10, 20, 30 and ten,
twenty, thirty.
Lay cards numbered from 0-9 face down on the table. Have your child pick out 3 of the cards
and make the largest number that they can. Then have them make the lowest number that they
Help your child understand that a three-digit number represents amounts of hundreds, tens, and
ones. For example, 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones.
Practice addition and subtraction problems with place value strategies, e.g. 243 + 329=
(200+300), (40+20), (3+9)= 500+60+12=572.
Using the number cards from a deck of cards, sit opposite your child either at a table or on the
floor. On the count of three you both turn over one card. Whoever can add them together and
say the answer (sum) first gets to keep the cards. Play until the cards are all gone. Whoever
gets the most cards wins.
Count to 1000 with your child using skip counting by 5s : 5, 10, 15, 20, by 10s: 10, 20, 30,
40, and by 100s, 100, 200, 300, 400
Practice measuring objects around the house in centimeters.