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Second Grade Math Homework Help

March 5th-16th

Students will be able to name plane and solid figures and identify their features.

February 26th-March 2nd

Students will understand how to identify lines of symmetry
Symmetry - An object has symmetry when it can be divided in half to create congruent parts. Parts must be same size, same shape.

Dress up for the 100th day of school on Tuesday, February 20th -- ideas here and here

February 19th-23rd

Students will understand probability -- the chance that something will happen.

February 12th-16th

Students will be able to compare unit fractions and fractions with like denominators.
Unit Fractions - have a 1 in the numerator and have different denominators. Students need to know that the more parts in the fractions (the higher the denominator), the smaller the piece that they get. 

​1/6 is greater than 1/8 because the pieces are larger.

Comparing same denominators - when two fractions have the same denominator, their pieces are the same size. You can then look to the numerator to determine which is greater.

3/4 is greater than 2/4 because three pieces is more than two pieces. The pieces are the same size.

February 5th-9th

Students will be able to name, identify, and understand fractions in a set.
Set fractions are like the illustration to the left. It is a fraction shown with objects or pictures instead of showing one shape (square, rectangle, circle, etc) cut up into equal parts.

January 29th-February 2nd

Students will be able to name, identify, and understand basic fractions.


January 16th-19th

Students will be able to add with or without regrouping.
Students should write their problems in their neatest handwriting being sure that they line up their digits by place value. They will then add each column, starting in the ones column. They need to be aware of when they need to regroup (as shown below) and when they do not.
*Please do homework night by night -- if we get any snow, days missed will carry over into next week**

January 2nd-5th

Students will be able to estimate, add, and subtract two-digit numbers.
Before we get into adding and subtracting with and without regrouping, students need to first understand how to estimate their sums and differences. Estimating is just rounding to the nearest ten and then either adding or subtracting. See below:

December 11th - 15th

Students will understand equality and be able to recognize and use the equal and unequal signs correctly.

December 4th-8th

Students will compare and order numbers from 0-999

November 27th-December 1st

Students will be able to round a two digit number to the nearest ten.

November 13th-17th

Students will be able to Read, Write & Identify the place and value of each digit in a three-digit numeral with/without models
Students will also be expected to change a standard form number into words: 527 = five hundred twenty-seven

**Homework is on Wednesday and Thursday only this week**

November 8th-10th

Students will identify one more, one less, ten more, ten less, one hundred more, and one hundred less than a given number.
Students will begin learning how to determine -1, +1, -10, +10 by referring to a hundred chart. 

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

Students will collect, read, and analyze data in bar and picture graphs.
Please refer back to last week's information for help on this week's homework. We are continuing with another week of graphing.

October 23rd-27th

Students will collect, read, and analyze data in bar and picture graphs.

October 16th-20th

Students will identify, describe, and create patterns found in numbers.

October 9th-13th

No homework from me this week -- Cogat testing -- teachers may provide their own math homework for review

October 2nd - 6th

Students will use objects to determine even or odd
Even numbers can be shared fairly (fair share).  Odd numbers always have an item/object left over. See the examples below.

September 25th - 29th

 Students will recall addition and subtraction facts to 20 and understand how addition and subtraction are related.
Students are continuing to learn strategies for basic addition and subtraction. This week's homework focuses on basic subtraction where students work on becoming more familiar with how numbers are related.

September 18th-22nd

 Students will recall addition and subtraction facts to 20 and understand how addition and subtraction are related.
Practice adding and subtracting with your students at home. We are working toward them being able to add two numbers quickly without using their fingers to count. The best strategy is to teach them to count on from the largest number.

September 11th-15th

Students will be able to read and understand a calendar

September 5th-8th

First Grade Review - Students will review key math concepts from first grade.
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.

Taking notes

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.