Second grade is an important time for your child to build on their foundational math skills, and
start getting familiar with new concepts that they will use for years to come.
According to Sylvan Learning, second graders learn about even and odd numbers, adding and
subtracting within 100, multiplication, division, solving word problems, reading and creating
graphs, and knowing place value to the thousands.
Additional math practice can help your child remember what they have learned in the past and
actively learn new math skills. Today.com recommends incorporating second-grade math into
your child’s daily life. For example, children can learn about time while cooking, or about
counting money before going to the store.
When your child needs extra practice, there are many other resources you can turn to such as
worksheets, games, and activities.
Here are our top five math resources for second graders:
If your child is having trouble on one particular math topic and you are looking for new ways to
practice it, you can print out worksheets for your child to work on without the pressure of turning
it in for a grade.
Great Schools provides 155 easily printable PDF worksheets that go over a range of
second-grade math topics. The worksheets include addition and subtraction, finding patterns,
counting money, drawing shapes, telling time, word problems, place values, graphs, and basic
Playing online games is another way for your child to practice their math skills while also having
fun. Education.com provides many games for children in second grade. During their games,
your child will learn about addition and subtraction, telling time, counting money, shapes, place
value, and graphing.
After playing the game, your child will score one, two, or three stars. If your child receives fewer
than three stars, they can learn from their mistakes and try for a higher score.
Khan Academy Kids is a fantastic app for second graders to practice math skills such as word
problems, addition and subtraction, and place value.
This app is great for math practice because each game or word problem is accompanied by
detailed instruction. For example, if your child is solving a word problem for the first time, Khan
Academy Kids walks them through the word problem step by step. The app lays the foundation
for solving word problems and equations. Once your child completes the introduction, they
move on to solving more difficult word problems.
If you are looking for a math activity that provides more instruction than a game or a worksheet,
Khan Academy Kids is a perfect choice for your child.
Not all math practice and games need to be on a screen. There are many ways to practice math
that are technology-free and allow your child to use more creativity. We Are Teachers provides
many different math activities to create and play.
It can be as simple as drawing hopscotch on the ground with chalk to practice skip counting. Or
you can get more creative by practicing money counting with coins, glue, and popsicle sticks, to
make coin sticks. Doing math activities gives your child hands-on experience practicing math
and offers a less repetitive learning experience.
Another engaging way for your child to practice math is by completing math puzzles. Math
Salamanders offers a variety of math puzzles that practice addition facts, subtraction facts, and
help develop problem-solving and reasoning skills. Each puzzle can be printed as a PDF. Doing
a puzzle gives your child a chance to practice the math skills they use in school in a different
way. It will challenge them to apply skills they already have in a new way.
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