**A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 2nd Grade**

*****Solving challenging addition and subtraction word problems with one or two steps (e.g., a “one-step” problem would be: “Lucy has 23 fewer apples than Julie. Julie has 47 apples. How many apples does Lucy have?”)

*****Quickly and accurately adding with a sum of 20 or less (e.g., 11 + 8); quickly and accurately subtracting from a number 20 or less (e.g., 16 – 9); and knowing all sums of one-digit numbers from memory by the end of the year

*****Understanding what the digits mean in three-digit numbers (place value)

*****Using understanding of place value to add and subtract three-digit numbers (e.g., 811 – 367); adding and subtracting two-digit numbers quickly and accurately (e.g., 77 – 28)

*****Measuring and estimating length in metric and standard units

*****Solving addition and subtraction word problems involving length (e.g., “The pen is 2 cm longer than the pencil. If the pencil is 7 cm long, how long is the pen?”)

*****Building, drawing, and analyzing 2-D and 3-D shapes to develop foundations for area, volume, and geometry in later grades

*****Solving problems involving money

*****Breaking up a rectangle into same-size squares

*****Dividing circles and rectangles into halves, thirds, or fourths

*****Solving addition, subtraction, and comparison word problems using information presented in a bar graph

*****Writing equations to represent addition of equal numbers

Math looks a great deal differently than when you were in second grade. The following video explains the change in philosophy. The gentleman on the video has his own math program for students but he explains the general philosophy well.