# Grade 2 Curriculum

## Overview

Learn more (pdf) about the units, the math, the components, and some of the games, activities, and contexts at second grade.

## Math Content

**Unit Summaries** contains a brief summary of the mathematical content of each of the units in the Grade 2 sequence.

**Math Content** describes the mathematical work of Grade 2 in each of the following content areas: Counting and the Number System and Addition and Subtraction (both listed under Number and Operations-Whole Numbers), Data Analysis, Fractions, Measurement, Patterns, Functions, and Change, and Geometry. The mathematical emphases and benchmarks for each content area are also included.

**Scope and Sequence**

## Sample Sessions

Explore a Session from the sixth Grade 2 *How Many Tens? How Many Ones?: Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System 3*. All of the materials referenced in the Session—Resource Masters, Student Activity Book pages, Student Math Handbook pages, Teacher Notes and Dialogue Boxes—are also included.

- Session 1.1—Story Problems with Stickers PDF
- Resource Master—Stickers: Strips and Singles PDF
- Student Activity Book—Sticker Problems PDF
- Resource Master—100 Chart PDF
- Student Activity Book—Telling Time Problems PDF
- Resource Master—Family Letter About the Mathematics in This Unit PDF
- Student Math Handbook—Place Value: Single Stickers and Strips of 10 PDF
- Student Math Handbook—Another Addition Story Problem PDF
- Teacher Note—Place Value in Grade 2 PDF
- Teacher Note—Stickers: A Context for Place Value PDF
- Dialogue Box—Adding With Stickers PDF
- Dialogue Box—Is It 2 Or 20? PDF

## Close to 20 Game

Play Close to 20, a grade 2 game that asks players to use 3 of 5 cards to make a sum as close as possible to 20. A player’s score is the distance the sum is

## Grade 2 Components

Learn about the various components that make up the Core Curriculum Package in Grade 2,

## Classroom Cases

Teacher-written Classroom Cases about supporting the range of learners in 2nd grade are available for download here and here. The latter deals specifically with problems about 10s and 1s.

## Pacing

This document lists the Grade 2 units, the number of sessions in each one, and the total number of sessions in the Grade 2 curriculum. It also contains information about the expectations for the number of minutes spent per day on mathematics.

*Investigations* and the CCSS

Learn more about *Investigations* and the Common Core State Standards at second grade. The sample Session, How Many Hundreds?, is one of several Sessions that focus on the place value of three-digit numbers and on adding or subtracting 10 or 100 to/from a given number. It is designed to be incorporated at the end of the sixth Grade 2 *How Many Tens? How Many Ones?: Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System 3*. The instructional plans layout Session-by-Session changes to each Investigation in that unit.

## Classroom Video

What does an *Investigations* classroom look and sound like? The videos below provide images of teachers and students at work in a range of second grade classrooms.

The class collects data about the number of pockets each student is wearing. Then they figure out how many pockets the class is wearing altogether.

A student describes her strategy for solving 22 + 10. The teacher talks with her about what she recorded.

One student uses a number line to show how he solved 39 + 22, using the strategy of keeping one number whole and adding the other number on in parts.

One student shares his strategy for solving 69 + 87.