Math Ideas for 2nd Grade

jiwasaki Mon, 01/17/2011 - 10:27am

Math Ideas for 2nd Grade

Practice addition facts by rolling two dice and adding the numbers. You can set a total, such as 50, and whoever reaches it first wins.

See 1st grade directions for "Concentration".

Have your child put 10 marbles or some similar objects into one bag. Then have your child figure out how many different ways there are to put the 10 marbles into two bags. Have them write their combinations and look for patterns, i.e. 1 + 9, 9 + 1, 2 + 8, etc. Try it with numbers 11-18.

Play "My Magic Number". Tell your child your number for instance is an even number between 12 and 17 and is the sum of 7 + 7 (14) or your number is greater than 42 and less than 50 with a 7 in the ones place value (47). Continue to make up magic numbers and have your child make some of his/her own.