October 12, 2021 | Rebekah Lowe
We have playing many math games in second grade!
One of the standards that we address is “Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.” One of the ways we meet this standard is by practicing fact cards, which all of the students have been cutting out and practicing in school.
Another way is by playing games. Two games we play is “Five in a Row with Four Cards: Addition” and “Five in a Row with Three Cubes: Subtraction”. Both games allow students to draw a card or roll dice in order to practice an addition/subtraction fact. By playing these games, these facts are being recalled quickly to achieve fluency.
Another activity introduced recently is called “Enough for the Class.” There are lettered bags with different amounts of cubes inside. Students have to decide if there are enough cubes in the bag for everyone in the class to have 1 cube. This is a great visual and tactile activity for students to practice adding and subtracting with numbers.
Ask your child which math activity they have been enjoying most!