Grade 2 Curriculum
Learn more (pdf) about the units, the math, the components, and some of the games, activities, and contexts at second grade.
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 contains the mathematical emphases, math focus points, and assessed benchmarks for each of the units in the Grade 2 sequence.
Explore a Session from the sixth Grade 2 unit, 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
Grade 2 Components
Learn about the various components that make up the Core Curriculum Package in Grade 2, including: materials available in Spanish; materials included in the Manipulatives Kit, the Completer Kit, and the Cards Package at Grade 2; and additional, optional resources.
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 unit, 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.
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.