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Play Pattern Hopscotch!

Creating number patterns with pencil and paper can be dull. But creating patterns with hopscotch? Exciting! Get your child's game on, and give her some math practice in the process.

Pretty Patterns

This activity is a craft project and a math workshop all in one! Use found objects to encourage your child to imitate, extend, and create patterns.

Make Money Make "Cents" to Your Second Grader

Learning about money and working with various monetary values is not only an important part of growing up for your child, but it's also a great way for her to hone her math skills. Try playing this game with your second grader the next time you've got some change lying around.

Come to Collect

Find a deck of cards and get ready to practice your addition and subtraction. Battle for points by flipping over cards and finding their differences. Add up your total earnings to see who wins!

Close Call: An Addition Card Game

Give this fun addition game a try! Challenge your child to create sums as close to 100 as he can. This requires him to evaluate all possible sums, based on the numbers he is given. He'll learn common patterns in addition as he works out the best plays.

Slide It

In any other circumstance, sliding playing cards along a table might not seem like a learning activity, but this game is! Take turns sliding cards, estimating their distance from the edge. Then, measure the distance using a ruler, and add up the total to find your score.

Make a Back to School Calendar

Get fired up for the new school year with a "Back-to-School Calendar" you and your child can make at home. Start those wheels turning again and teach your child valuable organizational skills as she gets excited for the school year that lies in store.

The Game of Nim

Check out this simple version of a pairs game that's played all over the world. It's a great way to practice estimating and predicting mathematical outcomes.

Build Animal Piggy Banks!

Learn about coins and their value by making an animal piggy bank. Here's how to make a lion, pig, or sheep bank - or you can use your imagination to create others.

Measurement Scavenger Hunt

Give your second grader a chance to get his feet wet with measurement before he moves onto the more complicated stuff, by trying this activity with him at home.

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