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Second grade math instruction is based upon the Common Core State Standards in mathematics.  In grade 2, instruction will focus on four critical areas: 1.  extending understanding of base-ten notation;  2. building fluency with addition and subtraction; 3.  using standard units of measure; and 4. describing and analyzing shapes.

Grade 2  Overview:

Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Represent and solve problems involving  addition and subtraction.
Add and subtract within 20.
*Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.

Number and Operations in Base Ten
*Understand place value.
*Use place value and properties of operations to add and subtract.

Measurement and Data
*Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.
*Relate addition and subtraction to length.
*Work with time and money.
*Represent and interpret data.

*Reason with shapes and their attributes

Mathematical Practices
*Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
*Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 
*Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
*Model with Mathematics.
*Use appropriate tools strategically.
*Attend to precision.
*Look for and make use of structure.
*Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.