# 2nd Grade Math in Focus

• Math in Focus addresses topics in greater depth at each grade.

Please reference the K-5 Scope and Sequence to see how mathematics skills are introduced and expanded within each grade level.

This year, your second grader will focus on:
• building problem-solving skills and strategies
• counting, comparing, and writing numbers to 1,000
• adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using bar models
• measuring length, mass, and volume in metric units
• telling time
• recognizing bills and coins
• classifying lines and surfaces

# Supporting at Home

• You can help your child build confidence as well as communication skills in mathematics by practicing newly acquired skills at home by encouraging opportunities to use math in everyday situations. Allow your child's math class-work or homework to guide you in determine the appropriate level of challenge.

While at home or at the supermarket:

• have your child read food labels to compare weight
• help your child measure small objects using a centimeter ruler
• estimate and weigh packaged food item
• estimate, compare and measure heights of furniture
• compare and exchange different amounts of money
• practice telling time and finding elapsed time

On car or bus trips, allow your child to:

• make 3-digit numbers and order them from least to greatest
• mentally add or subtract 3-digit numbers and multiples of ten

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# Learning Targets By Unit

• Learning Targets are statements that guide and frame instruction.  Learning Targets are aligned to state standards, however differ slightly from course objectives in that they are written in a student-friendly way to help build meaningful learning.  Learning Targets are shared with students to empower students to take ownership of their learning in the classroom, by reflecting on what they know and still have to learn.  The Learning Targets are consistent across the district, which ensures that all students are receiving an enriching, challenging and rigorous mathematical experience in all classrooms.  We encourage you to become familiar with your child's grade-level math Learning Targets, and encourage you to have discussions with your children about what they are learning in mathematics. As always, we continue to support a growth mindset approach, and use these learning targets as ways to support growth, while developing valuable critical thinking and problem solving skill.