Keith Griffin

Teacher, 2nd Grade Math and STEAM

Inside the Classroom: Math

Enduring Understandings, Second Grade

  • There are many ways to represent a problem.
  • Measurement describes the attributes of objects and events.
  • Analyzing geometric relationships develops reasoning and justification skills.
  • Data can be collected, organized, and displayed in purposeful ways.
  • Patterns and relationships can be represented numerically, graphically, symbolically, and verbally providing insight into potential relationships.
  • Problem solving requires the ability to identify and understand the problem, articulate the problem, develop possible solutions and manage resources necessary to implement a solution.
  • The language of mathematics is communicated through specialized vocabulary and symbols used to represent and describe mathematical ideas, generalizations, and relationships.
  • Approaching mathematics with a curious mind encourages inquiry, exploration, discovery and the acquisition of knowledge that leads to understanding and the construction of meaning.

Mathematical Topics in Second Grade Curriculum

  • Numbers to 1000
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Length
  • Weight
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Multiplication and Division: 2 and 3
  • Addition and Subtraction, Mental Math Strategies
  • Multiplication and Division: 2, 5, and 10
  • Money
  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Capacity
  • Tables and Graphs
  • Geometry



Inside the Classroom: STEAM

Enduring Understandings, Second Grade

Life Science

  • Animals and plants have life cycles that include reproduction, development, and decomposition.
  • Parent and offspring relationships vary between species.
  • Plants and animals rely on each other for basic survival needs.

Earth Science

  • The Earth’s surface changes over time due to erosion, decay, and human influences.
  • The sun is an essential source of energy for the Earth.
  • Earth has natural resources such as water, air, soil, and rock that need to be cared for and preserved.
  • Weather can be observed, predicted, and measured using scientific tools and methods.
  • The solar system has many parts to it that rotate and orbit around the sun.

Physical Science

  • There are forces in our world that cause movement.
  • Machines have been invented over time to make types of work easier and more efficient.
  • There are three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas.
  • Matter and energy change forms.
  • We can use scientific tools as well as our five senses to explore and understand the natural world.

Weekly Homework for 2nd Grade Math

*When we begin homework, please have your child review and practice math facts every night for at least 10 minutes.  After we discuss homework expectations and practice filling out math logs in class, the kiddos will be prepared to complete them independently at home.  This week, there is no official homework!

*Please feel free to also review and have your child explain his/her school work that comes home daily!


Helpful Links:

These are some awesome resources for you and your child to explore at home!

Overview of Singapore Math Curriculum
Websites and Games for Singapore Math
FAQ’s about Singapore Math

-Some good Printables!

Math Playground
Math Buddy Online


Math IXL

-These are some of the the best Apps for Singapore Math!  Some are free and others range from $0.99 to $4.99.  These apps are either fact-based or content-based.

  • *Number Bond Memorizer
  • *Number Bonds: Addition & Subtraction to 99
  • *Thinking Blocks
  • *Xyla and Yabu
  • *Splash Math
  • *Visual Word Problems
  • *Practice Math with Robin and Dob
  • *XtraMath
  • Number Bonds Pro (Addition Facts)
  • Bonbon Number Bonds
  • Number Bonds to 10
  • Number Bonds to 100
  • Math Facts
  • Singapore Math, Bar Models App



Upcoming Events/Important Dates


-Monday, August 19th: First Day of school!



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