Math Curriculum » Second Grade
In second grade, math instructional time focuses on: 1) understanding number relationships and place value of numbers to 1000; 2) knowing from memory all sums within 20; 3) adding and subtracting numbers within 100 using various strategies; 4) counting and representing money using coins and bills; 5) telling time to the 5 minute interval; 6) measuring length to the nearest unit; 7) completing and interpeting basic graphs; 8) identifiying and describing two-dimensional shapes; and 9) identifying fractional parts of shapes.
Grade 2 math instruction develops strong number concepts without introducing the traditional methods or "short cuts" of addition and subtraction. With this deeper knowledge of how numbers work, students are more able to make connections in later grades with more complex problems and topics, such as algebra.
The math curriculum is aligned with the NY State Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics. Daily instruction is based on TERC Investigations in Number, Data, and Space program.
Units of study in second grade are listed below. Specific skills for each unit can be found in our Second Grade District Math Curriculum Maps.
Unit 1: Counting, Coins, and Combinations--Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System 1
Unit 2: Shapes, Blocks, and Symmetry --2-D Geometry only
Unit 3: Stickers, Number Strings, and Story Problems--Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System 2
Unit 4: Pockets, Teeth, and Favorite Things--Data Analysis
Unit 5: How Many Floors? How Many Rooms?--Patterns, Functions, and Change
Unit 6: How Many Tens? How Many Ones?--Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System 3
Unit 7: Parts of a Whole, Parts of a Group--Fractions
Unit 8: Partners, Teams, and Paper Clips--Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System 4
Unit 9: Measuring Length and Time--Measurement
Grade 2 Common Core
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NYS Common Core Math Standards
Second Grade District Curriculum Map