February 26th-March 2nd
Dress up for the 100th day of school on Tuesday, February 20th -- ideas here and here
1/6 is greater than 1/8 because the pieces are larger.
3/4 is greater than 2/4 because three pieces is more than two pieces. The pieces are the same size.
January 29th-February 2nd
December 11th - 15th
November 27th-December 1st
**Homework is on Wednesday and Thursday only this week**
This illustration shows a piece of the hundred chart removed to show one more, one less, ten more, and ten less than a chosen number.
October 30th-November 3rd
October 2nd - 6th
September 25th - 29th
Students must be able to identify the number of sides and number of angles in the shapes to the left.
triangle = 3 sides, 3 angles
circle = 0 sides, 0 angles
square = all sides equal, 4 sides, 4 angles
rectangle = opposite sides equal, 4 sides, 4 angles
Students must be able to identify the number of faces (flat surfaces, edges, and vertices (corners) for each shape above.
rectangular prism = made of rectangles, 6 faces, 12 edges, 8 vertices.
sphere = round, 0 faces, 0 edges, 0 vertices
cone = made of a circle (face), 1 face, 0 edges, 1 vertex.
cylinder = made of 2 circles and 1 rolled up rectangle, 2 faces, 0 edges, 0 vertices.
square pyramid = made of a square and 4 triangles, 5 faces, 8 edges, 5 vertices.
cube - made of squares, 6 faces, 12 edges, 8 vertices.
Symmetric - has symmetry
Asymmetric - does not have symmetry
Students will learn how to label or assign each pattern with letters. For example:
Pattern 1 = ABCABCA
Pattern 2 = ABABAB
Pattern 3 = AABAABAAB
The first shape that you come across is always A, the next new shape would be B, and so on...
To solve this, you need to be able to tell if the numbers are increasing (getting larger) or decreasing (getting smaller).
After that, you look at how much the numbers are increasing or decreasing by (add or subtract)
78-12 = 66; 66-12 = 54; 54-12 = 42; 42-12=30...
The rule for this pattern is -12 so to find what comes next, you simply subtract 12.
The counting on strategy works for both addition and subtraction. In the graphic to the left, you can see it being used for subtraction.
When thinking through the problem, 8 - 5 = ? you would start at 5 and count up to 8, which gives you a difference of 3.
8 - 5 = 3
2nd Grade Math Homework: Help for Kids
During the first grade children were taught the basics of mathematics, such as counting, adding, and subtracting double- and triple-digit numbers. Teaching math in the second grade is built upon the skills learned in the first grade. Children learn to recognize fractions and use numbers into the thousands. It would be appropriate to say that teaching math in this period becomes more practically-oriented. More attention is given to show how exactly the knowledge will be applicable in real life. Pupils are taught measurement, calculating weight and volume, currency, adding up dollars and coins. Therefore, the best way to present them is to employ real-life examples, probably food or shopping.
Does such change have consequences?
Definitely. The most common consequence includes complication of homework. As a result, a lot of pupils have to ask their parents for homework help. It is crucial that a parent should be prepared to do it. There are some useful tips for those who are interested in a way how to help a child to succeed:
Visualizing the problem
As the requirements to the level of pupils’ knowledge grow, teachers often try to compensate the lack of time in the classroom and send the material to learn at home. In this case parents can help with addition, subtraction and multiplication actively employing different material objects. It is a great idea to let children use coins or buttons to represent the math function used in the task. If they can clearly see what is required, they are able to complete the math in their heads quicker and easier.
Encourage your children to take notes during math class and to mark any problematic tasks.
Understanding the assignment
The first thing in learning math is to learn how to understand the task. Teach your child to read instructions carefully and to re-read them if necessary.
Show your child that he or she is welcome to ask for help whenever they needs it. It is known that most children are more likely to ask for help in private, rather than being among his classmates, because of fear to be mocked at. Social distraction may be a serious problem, so try to minimize its bad consequences by encouraging close communication inside the family.