WHAT WILL YOUR SECOND GRADER BE
LEARNING IN MATH THIS YEAR?
Number patterns/odd and even
Addition and subtraction
Money – up to $100
Place value through 1000s
Addition and subtraction using multi-digit
Time – time to the nearest hour and half
Measurement – length, weight, mass and
capacity and volume of objects
Your child will bring home a 4
page booklet after each lesson.
This will let you know what
your child is learning and show
you if they are having any
If you have access to a computer at home, you
and your child can access the whole student book
from your computer. This is especially helpful if
there is any confusion with a homework
assignment or how something is supposed to be
done. You can look it up and see the lesson and
examples available for each lesson.
There are many learning songs, activities and
games that go along with each lesson that your
child will be excited to do.
You will be given a sheet of paper with Pearson’s
website address and your child’s user name and
Each topic we cover has a home-school connection paper. Look for your child
to bring this home. This will keep you up to date with what your child is
learning. There are also book suggestions and activities to enjoy at home.
INTERACTIVE MATH STORY BOOKLET
Each topic will also have an interactive math story associated with it. The teacher will read the story with
the students first, then the students will be given a paper copy of the story to read through, fill out, and
color on their own.
LAYOUT OF THE BOOK
Pearson has made the layout of the new book very
easy to follow.
There is a page for students to model their work
using the “hands on” approach.
Let’s spend a few minutes
and do this lesson
After the students have modeled a problem, they will be
given an example of another problem in step by step
form. Notice how the problem starts at the left side of
the left hand page and continues across both pages to the
right side of the right hand page. This is easier to follow
and is visually appealing.
After modeling and examples it is time for guided practice. This is when the
teacher helps the students and works through the problems with them.
Now it is time for independent practice. At this time the students will be
working on the problems by themselves. It is at this time the teacher will
be checking to see who needs further assistance with this topic.
The last page is the problem solving page. This gives practice on applying
math facts to real world situations. In real life your child will not be asked,
“What is 3 + 7?” But they may be asked, “If you have 3 toy cars and she has
7, how many do you have all together?” This is the end goal in math, not to
be able to recite math facts but to be able to understand them and apply
them to real world situations.
This is how the page would look if you
accessed it on the website. There are
different square icons on the left of
the page that will take you to
different activities associated with
this lesson. There are interactive
practice lessons, songs and a glossary
for this lesson.
Now it’s time for a Quick Check Assessment. The students will answer
three questions. Two multiple choice and one short answer. This is a
quick way of letting the teacher know how much the student understands.
Based on the number of correct answers, the teacher can now place the
student in the appropriate group for “center time”.
Center time is a time when the students can play games with other
students or do activities on the computer to help reinforce the skills
they just learned. There are different levels of activities based on
the student’s level of understanding.
The enVision program gives us many homework options so the teacher can
tailor the homework sent home with your child’s readiness level. There will
be no more “too easy” or “too hard”. The practice pages sent home will be at
your child’s level.
*notice the eTools activities that coordinate with each lesson
HOW CAN I HELP AT HOME?
The following slides offer ideas
for helping your child develop the
math skills needed in the real
NUMBER SENSE – ADDITION, SUBTRACTION,
MULTIPLICATION, DIVISION, DECIMALS, FRACTIONS,
While driving, ask your child how many blocks to
Discuss the difference in price of grades of
Bake cookies, make sandwiches, etc. and discuss
how many equal parts you can make
Compare everyday items using the terms greater
than, less than, and equal to
MEASUREMENT – LENGTH, CAPACITY, WEIGHT,
Measure different objects around the house using
the terms millimeter, centimeter, inches, feet,
Bake using tablespoons, cups, etc.
Estimate the weight of different objects around
the house and check using a scale
Compare the weights of family members
Compare the different sizes of containers at the
Weigh produce at the grocery store
GEOMETRY – LINES, POLYGONS, SYMMETRY,
SIMILAR AND CONGRUENT FIGURES
Find solid objects and categorize them according
to their shape (cube, sphere, cone, pyramid, etc.)
Draw a picture using as many shapes as possible
Find the perimeter, area, and volume of objects
ALGEBRAIC THINKING – PATTERNS, EQUATIONS,
Find the missing number in a number sentence
Solve multistep problems
DATA ANALYSIS & PROBABILITY – GRAPHING,
Chart a week’s worth of weather and predict the
next day’s forecast
Tally the colors of cars at a stop light and discuss
the most common and least common colors, then
predict the most likely and least likely color car to
be at the next stop light.
WEBSITES FOR MATH GAMES AND ACTIVITIES: