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Sunday, August 4

Second Grade, Math, Set Five

  • Counting
    • We counted to 500 by 5s
    • We counted to 60 by 2s
    • We counted to 30 by 3s
    • We counted to 40 by 4s
    • We counted backwards from 100 to 0
    • We counted by 10s, starting with 4 (4, 14, 24, 34, etc.)
  • Addition
    • We did six more problems from the worksheet I got in the last set. Instead of drawing columns so K. could keep the place values straight, I did each place value in a different color. After she solved the problems I had her circle the sums that were odd numbers. Then we compared (< or >) the sums. After that we rounded the sums to the nearest ten or hundred.

  • Subtraction
    • We did six more problems from the worksheet I got in the last set. After she solved the problems I had her underline once the differences that were odd numbers and twice the differences that were even numbers. Then we compared (< or >) the differences. After that we rounded the differences to the nearest hundred.
    • Another day we did word problems
    • We solved missing addend problems using subtraction.
  • Multiplication with Marvelous Multiplication
    • We played Counting Corners on page 17
      • Cut out 10 squares (about 3 inches)
      • On the first one have your child write the word "one".
      • Turn that square over and count the corners and write the number "4".
      • On a piece of paper write 1 x 4 = 4
      • On the second square, write "two".
      • Turn it over and count on from 4 (5,6,7,8) and write the number "8" on the back side. 2 x 4 = 8
      • Continue until all 10 squares have been done.
    • We played Nickel Mania on page 22
      • Use nickels and pennies to figure the 5 times tables.
      • One set of five is one nickel.
      • One nickel equals 5 pennies, so 1 x 5 = 5
      • Continue through 10 x 5
  • Division with Dazzling Division
    • We played It's All in the Eyes on page 20
      • Find ten pairs of eyes and cut them out (I used an old puppy and kitten calendar).
      • Cut the pairs in half, so you have twenty individual eyes.
      • Have your child take 2 eyes and put them in a group of 2. How many groups do you have? 2 ÷ 2 = 1 "Two eyes in groups of two makes one group."
      • Do the same with 4 eyes; 4 ÷ 2 = 2 "Four eyes in groups of two makes two groups."
      • Continue with 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20.
  • Geometry -- I found the book Mirror Magic by Janet Abbott at the used book store. It is a California textbook from 1968 that teaches symmetry, same shape & size, and congruence in a fun hands-on way. The book had never been used. The mirror was even still in the book! There are 12 units, we are completing 1 unit each Friday.
    • We used blocks to count faces, edges, and vertices.
    • The next day we made figures from clay and counted the faces, edges, vertices, and curves.
    • On our errand day, we found 5 each horizontal, vertical, parallel, and intersecting lines.
  • Fractions
    • I made flower for the fractions halves through tenths -- two flowers for each. One side of each petal is blue, the other side is yellow.
    • K. and I each made a fraction, then she wrote the fractions, then she put out the < or > sign.
  • Money
    • I had a worksheet that had problems that stated an amount of money, then K. had to figure out how many quarters, dimes, nickels, or pennies she needed to make that amount.
    • We also did word problems with money.
  • Time
    • I made up word problems for elapsed time equations. Such as: Sally went to the park at 2:00. She played with her friend for 1 hour and 20 minutes. What time did she go home? Use a clock with movable hands to figure the answers.
    • I wrote out things that happen during our day and K. had to mark them as AM or PM
  • Statistics and Graphs
    • We looked and talked about the bar and line graphs on pages 14 - 16 in Statistics by Srivastava.
    • We did the bar graph activities in Bar Graphs by Bodach. I had made the forms ahead of time.
    • From Great Graphs we made a line graph to show how many times K. jumped rope without a miss on five different tries (page 52). We also made a line graph of the temperature forecast for the next ten days (page 60). Now, on the same graph, we are marking the temperature at our house at 2pm each day.

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