Math concepts become more serious for 2nd graders, as they begin to increase their understanding of mathematics in the world around them. Math problems for 2nd graders focus on using basic skills and working them into real world scenarios. They should also have a firm grasp on basic shapes and how numbers create patterns.

Basic skills like telling time and identifying money start to make more sense to them as they incorporate them into their daily lives. Turtle Diary’s math quizzes align with common core so that students can practice what they’ll see in the classroom at home.

What Math Should a 2nd Grader Know?

Learning basic addition and subtraction skills builds a firm foundation for a 2nd grader’s mathematical future. It helps them not only see how numbers work together, but also relate them to the real world.

Students will learn how to add and subtract 2-digit numbers and 3-digit numbers and work their way to the sum of 1,000. They will also focus on doubles, triples, and quadruple figures this year. They will also begin to work with input/output tables, learning to manipulate number sentences to achieve a desired product and prepare for word problems in the future

Skip Counting, Ordering Numbers & Place Value

Skip counting is an essential skill for second graders, as it helps to solidify specific number patterns in their brains. They will practice skip counting and identifying number patterns to practice this skill.

Students should also be able to compare and order numbers up to three digits. They will continue to practice this skill during second grade math.

They will also work on learning place value by using visuals and manipulatives. Expanded form will be introduced so that they can see how the numbers are built.

Fractions

Second graders will be introduced to fractions using visuals. This is a great time to practice fractions at home as well with baking and measuring. They will learn the base facts, such as one-half, one-third, and one-fourth.

Geometry

Students will begin to learn the properties that make up 2D shapes and 3D shapes. They will begin by identifying them with sides, corners, and angles. Then they will move onto 3D shapes with edges, vertices, and faces.

Lines of symmetry is also a skill that will help students visualize fractions and help them to understand more geometry as they increase in their skills.

Mixed Operations

Students will practice to see the relationship between addition and subtraction. They will use a variety of equations and sums/differences to see how the two operations are related.

Time & Money

Students will practice telling time on both analog and digital clocks. They will work with both the hour hand and the minute hand, and will compare clocks to tell differences in time.

Once students have mastered identifying coins and dollar amounts, they will begin to work on adding and subtracting the amounts. They will also practice counting money in preparation for making change.

How Does Turtle Diary’s Math Problems Help 2nd Graders Master These Skills?

Skill-Specific Quizzes

Turtle Diary offers a variety of skill areas within second grade, with specific quizzes under each one to help students master a variety of concepts. There are multiple opportunities to practice under each category, with lessons that help them truly understand the concepts. The quizzes can be accessed online, but can also be downloaded for at-home or on-the-go practice. Turtle Diary is a great way to satisfy all your mathematical needs in one place.

Real-World Numbers

Turtle Diary’s math questions for 2nd graders focus on real understanding of where numbers come from and how they are used in the world. Quizzes help students not only solidify their math skills, but also see the problems in a variety of ways so that they can begin to understand more complex skills coming in the third grade. They can both assess their current skills and see where they need to spend some extra time practicing.

Turtle Diary offers the perfect at-home resource for 2nd grade math students who need a bit of extra help, or who need a place to go for homework assistance. Working with the quizzes and lessons can help them to gain confidence in themselves so that they can succeed in the classroom.

Once they begin to have success in one area, students will learn to come to Turtle Diary to practice and master all the necessary skills they need for second grade math. They can even try our math games to help them practice and have fun at the same time while helping them to master the necessary skills for 2nd grade.