Second Grade Math
Helping your second grader practice math at home can be a great way to boost her math skills at school. Here's how to get started.
Help your child practice math skills with these great games. All you need is a deck of cards to get started!
Learning about money and working with various monetary values is 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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