Play the Number Sentence Game
Now that your second grader has beginning addition under his belt, it's a good time to try comparing and ordering numbers. Inject a little fun into the process by playing a quick number game that's all about building number sentences.
What's a number sentence? Your kid should already be familiar with one type of number sentence: the equation. For example: 4 + 2 = 6. This game is based on inequalities, like 9 > 4 or 3 < 7. Use the alligator trick if he needs a little help: pretend the symbols are alligator mouths, and remind him that the alligator always eats the bigger number!