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2nd Grade Common Core

Teacher Resources

Units of Study

San Diego Unified School District (here's the District's CCSS website--lots of resources!)

Grade 2 Math Year at a Glance

Grade 2 Focus Area

CCSS Lesson Map

Georgia Units: (even though the state has actually pulled out of CCSS, the resources they created are AMAZING! Here's their math website.)

Year-Long Planning Map Organized by Strand

Unit 1: Extending Base Ten Understanding

Unit 2: Becoming Fluent with Addition and Subtraction

Unit 3: Understanding Measurement, Length, and Time

Unit 4: Applying Base Ten Understanding

Unit 5: Understanding Plane and Solid Figures

Unit 6: Developing Multiplication

North Carolina Unit: (they have a great website for the Public Schools of North Carolina with lots of support resources.)

North Carolina Scope and Sequence

University of Texas Scope: (they have a great website called Mathematics Common Core Toolbox--check it out!)

UT Scope and Sequence

EngageNY Second grade math resources. This seems to be everyone's gold standard for CCSS materials.

Second Grade Curriculum Map from West Contra Costa Unified School District. Their applets seem cool, too.

Math Wordle

Bridges in Mathematics: (the Bridges in Mathematics website)

Activity Standards Correlations

TONS of Standards-Based Activites

Yearlong Assessment

This is cool: math standards written in kid-friendly language: (From the Ontario-Montclair School District)

Second Grade Math Standards in Kid Friendly Language

Resources from Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics:

Second Grade Flipbook (FlipBooks are meant to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. They provide only a sample of instructional strategies and examples.)

Kid Friendly "I Can" Statements

Math Vocabulary from Granite School District in Utah

Vocabulary Cards A-L

Vocabulary Cards M-Z

Second Grade Vocabulary Word List

Compare the CCSS to the current state standards: (from Tulare County Office of Ed. A great website for resources, too!)

Math Standard Comparison: 2nd grade

Howard County Public School System Common Core Assessments. VERY well designed assessments for each standard. Check them out!

Videos explaining 2nd grade standards from Southeast Comprehensive Center. Really interesting!

"I Can Statements" for each standard from Dr. Bobb Darnell on his website called Achievement Strategies, Inc. Check them out!

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Activities and Lessons by Strand

(activities listed are from: Illustrative Mathematics, Inside Mathematics, LearnZillion, Howard County Common Core Assessments)

Domain: Operations and Algebraic Thinking 2.OA

Standard A (Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction):

A1 (Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of addition to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g. by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem):

A Pencil and a Sticker

Saving Money 2

Performance Assessment Task:

Apple Farm Field Trip

Incredible Equations

Sheep and Ducks

What's Missing? 10-1000 (go to page 181 of the PDF)

Modeling the Standard Algorithm for Double-Digit Addition (go to page 185 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Video from LearnZillion: Understand word problems by creating fill-in-the-blank sentences

Video from LearnZillion: Solve word problems by drawing picture models

Video from LearnZillion: Solve word problems by drawing bar models

Video from LearnZillion: Solve word problems with missing parts by drawing bar models

Video from LearnZillion: Solving a multistep word problem with a bar model

Video from LearnZillion: Organize information in a multistep word problem by drawing a bar model

Video from LearnZillion: Write equations to solve word problems

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

Standard B (Add and subtract within 20):

B2 (Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers):

Number Line Race to 10 (go to page 31 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

The Blue Square Game Parts 1 and 2 (go to page 53 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Performance Assessment Task:

Incredible Equations

Video from LearnZillion: Add and subtract within 20 on an open number line

Video from LearnZillion: Add within 20 by regrouping on a ten frame

Video from LearnZillion: Subtract within 20 using 10 frames

Video from LearnZillion: Subtract by finding the difference on a number line

Video from LearnZillion: Use doubles to add ad subtract within 20

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

Standard C (Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication):

Delayed Gratification

C3 (Determine whether a group of objects-up to 20-has an odd or even number of members, e.g. by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends):

Red and Blue Tiles

Performance Assessment Task:

Pam's Shopping Trip

Video from LearnZillion: Recognize even and odd numbers by forming patterns and equal groups

Video from LearnZillion: Understand and explain even odd number patterns using a number line

Video from LearnZillion: Write even numbers as the sum of two equal addends

Video from LearnZillion: Write and test equations with two equal addends to prove that the sum will always be equal

Video from LearnZillion: Use the digit in the ones place to determine if a number is even or odd

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

C4 (Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends):

Counting Dots in Arrays

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

Domain: Number and Operations in Base Ten 2.NBT

Standard A (Understand place value):

A1 (Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g. 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following speial cases):

Boxes and Cartons of Pencils

Bundling and Unbundling

Counting Stamps

Largest Number Game

Making 124

One, Ten, and One Hundred More and Less

Regrouping

Ten $10s make $100

Three Composing/Decomposing Problems

Performance Assessment Task:

Carol's Numbers

Video from LearnZillion: Understanding the value of digits using pictures

Video from LearnZillion: Understand the value of a number

Video from LearnZillion: Draw a visual representation of a 3-digit number

Video from LearnZillion: Use expanded form to understand place value of 3-digit numbers

Video from LearnZillion: Combine tens ones and hundreds to create numbers

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

A1a (100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens- called a "hundred"):

Party Favors

Hundreds of Seeds (go to page 73 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

52 Weeks, 365 Days (go to page 113 of the PDF)

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

A1b (The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds-and 0 tens, and 0 ones):

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

A2 (Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s):

Saving Money 2

Pick Up Sticks (go to page 111 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

What's My Number? (go to page 167 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Introducing the Open Number Line (go to page 185 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Video from LearnZillion: Count objects by 5s, 10s, and 100s

Video from LearnZillion: Count money by 5s, 10s, and 100s

Video from LearnZillion: Identify patterns when counting by 5s

Video from LearnZillion: Identify patterns when counting by 10s

Video from LearnZillion: Identify patterns when counting by 100s

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

A3 (Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form):

Place Value Triple Roll (go to page 73 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

52 Weeks, 365 Days (go to page 113 of the PDF)

What's Missing? 10-1000 (go to page 167 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

A4 (Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using <, =, and > symbols to record the results of comparisons):

Comparisons 1

Comparisons 2

Digits 2-5-7

Ordering 3-Digit Numbers

Target 700 (go to page 73 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

What's Missing? 10-1000 (go to page 167 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Performance Assessment Task:

Carol's Numbers

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

Standard B (Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract):

B5 (Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction):

Jamir's Penny Jar

Saving Money 2

Modifying the Base Ten Bank (go to page 129 of the PDF)

What's Missing? 10-1000 (go to page 181 of the PDF)

Recording the Standard Algorithm for Double-Digit Addtion (go to page 185 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Performance Assessment Task:

Apple Farm Field Trip

Peanuts and Ducks

Pocket Money

Sheep and Ducks

Video from LearnZillion: Add within 100 using base ten blocks

Video from LearnZillion: Subtract numbers within 100 using base ten blocks

Video from LearnZillion: Add within 100 on an open number line

Video from LearnZillion: Subtract numbers within 100 using an open number line

Video from LearnZillion: Add two digit numbers using the commutative and associative properties

Video from LearnZillion: Subtract two 2-digit numbers by using addition

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

B6 (Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations):

Toll Bridge Puzzle

Performance Assessment Task:

Apple Farm Field Trip

Pocket Money

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

B7 (Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds):

How Many Days Until Summer Vacation?

Modifying the Base Ten Bank (go to page 129 of the PDF)

Performance Assessment Task:

Peanuts and Ducks

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

B8 (Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900):

Jump-a-Ten (go to page 111 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Greatest Difference Wins (go to page 185 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Video from LearnZillion: Mentally add 10 or 100 visualizing base ten blocks

Video from LearnZillion: Mentally subtract 10 or 100 using base ten blocks

Video from LearnZillion: Mentally add or subtract 10 using a hundreds chart

Video from LearnZillion: Mentally add or subtract 10 or 100 using expanded form

Video from LearnZillion: Add 10 across a hundred using base ten blocks

Video from LearnZillion: Subtract 10 across a hundred using base ten blocks

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

B9 (Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations):

Modifying the Base Ten Bank (go to page 129 of the PDF)

PJ Panda's Regrouping Method for Addtion (go to page 185 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Video from LearnZillion: Explain addition using place value

Video from LearnZillion: Explain addition using the commutative and associative properties

Video from LearnZillion: Explain addition by decomposing numbers

Video from LearnZillion: Explain subtraction using place value

Video from LearnZillion: Explain subtraction by using knowledge of addition

Video from LearnZillion: Explain subtraction by decomposing numbers

Video from LearnZillion: Choose appropriate strategies to explain why addition or subtraction work to solve word problems

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

Domain: Measurement and Data 2.MD

Standard A (Measure and estimate lengths in standard units):

A1 (Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes):

Height and Length Problems (go to page 211 of the PDF)

Making Inchworm Rulers (go to page 255 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

How Long is an Army Ant? (go to page 295 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

A2 (Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen):

Measuring Length in Teacher Feet (go to page 255 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Performance Assessment Task:

High Horse

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

A3 (Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters):

Measuring Length in Giant Feet (go to page 255 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Estimate & Measure Centimeters (go to page 295 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

A4 (Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit):

Height and Length Problems (go to page 211 of the PDF)

Video from LearnZillion: Find the difference in the length of two objects using addition

Video from LearnZillion: Use everyday objects to determine the difference in the length of two objects

Video from LearnZillion: Use subtraction of everyday objects to determine the difference in length of two objects

Video from LearnZillion: Use subtraction of metric units to determine the difference in length of two objects

Video from LearnZillion: Use addition to determine the difference in length of two objects

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

Standard B (Relate addition and subtraction to length):

B5 (Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given int he same units; e.g. by using drawings-such as drawings of rulers-and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem):

Recording the Standard Algorithm for Double-Digit Subtraction (go to page 185 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Video from LearnZillion: Solve length word problems using color tiles

Video from LearnZillion: Solve length word problems using a ruler

Video from LearnZillion: Solve length word problems using a number line

Video from LearnZillion: Solve length word problems using a bar model

Video from LearnZillion: Find unknowns by creating number bonds

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

B6 (Represent whole numbers as lengths from 0 on a number line diagram with equally spaced points corresponding tot he numbers 0, 1, 2, ..., and represent whole-number sums and differences within 100 on a number line diagram.

Number Line Race to Ten (go to page 31 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Jump-a-Hundred (go to page 123 of the PDF)

What's My Number? (go to page 175 of the PDF)

Introducing the Open Number Line (go to page 185 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Standard C (Work with time and money):

Delayed Gratification

Video from LearnZillion: Create a number line using benchmark numbers

Video from LearnZillion: Model numbers on a number line

Video from LearnZillion: Solve addition problems using a number line

Video from LearnZillion: Solve addition story problems using an open number line

Video from LearnZillion: Solve subtraction problems using a number line

Video from LearnZillion: Solve subtraction story problems using an open number line

Video from LearnZillion: Solve two step story problems using an open number line

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

C7 (Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.):

Shake, Tell, & Record the Time (go to page 317 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

A.M. or P.M.? (go to page 317 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Video from LearnZillion: Understand the passage of time in terms of units

Video from LearnZillion: Distinguish between am and pm

Video from LearnZillion: Read and record digital time

Video from LearnZillion: Tell time using the hour hand

Video from LearnZillion: Tell time using the hour and minute hands

Video from LearnZillion: Tell time to the nearest 5 minutes using analog and digital clocks

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

C8 (Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?) :

Susan's Choice

Jamir's Penny Jar

Dollar & Cents (go to page 147 of the PDF, other activities, too!)

Performance Assessment Task:

Pocket Money

Video from LearnZillion: Skip count by 5s and 10s using a number line

Video from LearnZillion: Count money by drawing picture

Video from LearnZillion: Create combinations of coins with the same value by drawing pictures

Video from LearnZillion: Add and subtract money using mental math

Video from LearnZillion: Solve money problems by drawing pictures

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

Standard D (Represent and interpret data):

D9 (Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units):

Growing Bean Plants

Hand Span Measures

The Longest Walk

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

D10 (Draw a picture graph and a bar graph-with single-unit scale-to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph):

Performance Assessment Task:

Our Pets

Video from LearnZillion: Collect data by recording tally marks in a table

Video from LearnZillion: Identify parts of picture graphs

Video from LearnZillion: Create picture graphs

Video from LearnZillion: Compare picture graphs and bar graphs

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

Domain: Geometry 2.G

Standard A (Reason with shapes and their attributes):

A1 (Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes):

Performance Assessment Task:

Don's Shapes

Video from LearnZillion: Draw a triangle

Video from LearnZillion: Draw a quadrilateral

Video from LearnZillion: Draw a pentagon

Video from LearnZillion: Draw a hexagon

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

A2 (Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them):

Performance Assessment Task:

Half and Half

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

A3 (Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc. and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape):

Which Pictures Represent One Half?

Representing Half of a Rectangle

Performance Assessment Task:

Half and Half

Howard County assessment page with beautiful assessments of this standard, plus more!!

Thank you to 4th Grade Loma Portal teacher, Amy Kinseth, for creating this page of Teacher Common Core Materials. Please email her with questions or comments at akinseth.lomaportal@gmail.com.

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