Last Updated on August 31, 2021 by Thinkster
Are you ready for 2nd grade common core math? If your child starts bringing home math homework, and you are tasked with the job of helping them, then it’s time for a little refresher course on second grade math vocabulary. Here are some common terms and where they fall in the math spectrum.
In 2nd grade common core math, students begin exploring geometry beyond simple shape recognition, although shapes are still a major part of the curriculum. Here are some terms your child will need to know:
Measuring is a major foundation to 2nd grade common core math. They will be measuring time, money, length, weight, volume, statistics and calendar. Here are some math vocabulary terms to watch for:
Base ten refers to working with our modern number system, which is based on the value of 10. In 2nd grade math, students will be comparing, counting, adding, subtracting and grouping base ten numbers. This will bring several new terms to add to their math vocabulary, including:
No, your second-grader is not going to start algebra, but this is the year that some basic algebra concepts get started. Look for terms like commutative property, expanded form, associative property, unknown, different, alike and sort when it comes to algebra. These are important concepts in Common Core, so you may see them more than you are used to in modern curriculum.
If you find that your child is struggling with any of these basic concepts, help is available. With iPad based tutoring programs, like Thinkster Math, that teach to your child’s level of understanding, you can help your child succeed in these crucial early math concepts, setting the stage for a lifetime of math success.