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At Home Math

March 22, 2020 by Shannon Garcia

Bighorn Families,

Here are some great At Home Math activities. I will re-post these activities weekly.

Miss Garcia

Second Grade Math 

     At Home 

Counting and Numbers
Flip over 3 playing cards.  Create the largest number you can.  The person with the greatest number wins that round. 

Compare the numbers using >,< or =.
Practice skip counting by 5’s, 10’s or 100’s to 1,000!

Use cards or dice to create a 3 digit number.  Try to add or subtract 1, 10, or 100 using mental math. 

Operations
Use/make flashcards to practice addition & subtraction facts 

Write word problems for family members to solve using addition or subtraction within 100.  Then check their work. Example: Jacob has 45 fries. He eats 26 of them. How many fries does he have left?

Flip over 3 playing cards.  Add the three digits together to find the sum.

Domino addition & subtraction

High number activities to 20 with playing cards OR dice.
Measurement and Data

Count amounts of coins and small bills.Tell the values of each kind of coins.

Use rulers, yard sticks and measuring tapes to measure things inside and outside of your home.  Estimate first. How close was your estimate?

Use chalk to measure and/or make lines

Practice telling time to 5 minute increments

Call family members or friends and survey them (favorite color, favorite animal/pet) Then create a bar graph, tally chart or picture graph to show your results. 
Geometry

Go on a shape hunt inside OR outside.Find shapes of objects around your house.  Sort them into squares, circles, cylinders etc. 

Draw shapesBuild shapes out of toothpicks, playdough or tape and flexible straws.

Bake something with a parent and cut it into halves, or fourths/quarters.Cut paper circles,  triangles, rectangles and squares into halves, thirds or fourths/quarters. 

Use paper to create some 3 – dimensional shapes.