Practicing Math at Home
back to second grade
***Parents: don't be overwhelmed! Try to practice one or two of these areas each evening. A lot of math can be covered in 10 minutes! You'll find your child's strengths and weaknesses quickly. Then you'll know what to practice more and what will give them a confidence boost.
1. Counting - By the end of second grade we count by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100.
2. Practice math facts- Start with addition and subtraction. We will move to multiplication and division later in the year.
· Flashcards – purchase or make cards with numbers with numbers 0-10 on them (or use playing cards). Practice each family 0-9 (Example: Say, “Add 5”. Flash each number card. OR Say “Subtract from 10”. Flash each card.
· Play dominoes. Before laying a domino, you must tell the sum or difference of the numbers.
· Visit websites listed below.
3. Time - have your child practice reading an analog clock. A practice clock can be made from a paper plate. Ask questions like: "What time was it one hour ago?" or "How many hours are in a day?"
4. Money - have your child count piles of spare change. It's also good to practice writing the amounts 2 ways...use a cent sign...use a dollar sign and a decimal.
5. Measurement - have your child use a ruler or yardstick to measure items around the house. Good questions are: "How many inches in one foot? 2 feet?" or "How many feet are in one yard?"
Math Practice Sites
|A. Math Fact Practice||www.wildmath.com|
|B. Games, Flashcards, Worksheets||http://www.aplusmath.com/|
|C. Lots of Games (not all are learning games)||http://funschool.kaboose.com/index.html|
|D. Create Your Own Worksheets||http://www.mathfactcafe.com/|