Skip count when counting groups of nickels and dimes.

Count in a pattern while doing a rhythmic or repeated task – stirring pancake batter, brushing hair, putting away groceries, walking.

Represent two digit numbers with popsicle sticks - make bundles of ten for the tens and use single sticks for the ones.

Roll dice to make two or three digit numbers with a partner. See who can make the larger number.

Add all of the digits of your house number together.

Compare prices of various items (gas, toys, etc) to find the lowest amount.

Make numbers or find numbers on labels and compare them.

Find or roll numbers and write them in expanded form.

Find or roll numbers and tell which place value each digit represents.

Number Operations

Roll single digit numbers and add them together.

Roll 2-digit or 3-digit numbers and add them together.

Roll two dice to make a two digit number. Subtract it from 99 or 100.

Add all the digits of your house number together.

Make a train with Legos or colored blocks. Write a number sentence for the different colors in the train.

Represent two digit numbers with popsicle sticks – make bundles of ten for the tens and use single sticks for the ones. Add the piles together.

Use small items (counters, beans, small toys) to represent number sentences. Use index cards to make +, -, <, >, and = symbols. Show a number sentence with a missing element: 7 + ___ = 12. Have your student find the missing addend.

Add the price of two items at a store.

Compare gas prices to find the lowest amount.

Roll a 2-digt number and subtract it from 99 or 100.

Start with 100 counters (beans, pennies, etc.) and roll two dice to make a 2-digit number. Subtract counters until you get to 0.

Give your student an addition or subtraction number sentence and ask them to make up a story problem to go with the number sentence.

Look for items that are in repeated sets or groups – panes in a window, pickets on a fence, sodas in a six-pack, wheels on cars or bicycles.

Make a physical array with counters and record on paper using symbols.

Time

Look at a TV guide and locate the time a favorite show starts. Have your child find that time on an analog clock.

Money

Look through an ad in the paper to locate an item your child would want (less than $10.00). Have your child count out that much money, then ask them to make change from a $10.00 bill.

Have your child pick out two or three items in an ad, then add the amounts together to see how much the items would cost altogether.

Give your child various amounts of money to count, using dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.

Measurement and Data

Estimate the lengths of various objects around the house, such as a table, a book, a toothbrush, etc. Next, measure the same objects using a ruler with inches and centimeters to compare the estimate to the actual length.

Measure the four sides of a square or rectangular table using inches, and then add the four sides together to find the total length of all 4 sides.

Measure two different book lengths using centimeters. Compare the two lengths and determine how much longer one book is than the other.

Survey various family members about their favorite sport, color, ice cream flavor, or pizza topping. Create a bar graph to show the data.

Geometry

Look for 2-D and 3-D shapes around your house and community.

Compare 2-D and 3-D shapes. Look for the 2-D shapes that make up the 3-D shapes.

Talk about the shapes of foods that are eaten. For example, oranges are spheres.

Talk about the shapes of containers in stores. For example, cans are cylinders and boxes are rectangular prisms or cubes.

## Tips for Parents - Grade 2

Number ConceptsNumber OperationsTimeMoneyMeasurement and DataGeometry