Kendall parents: Is your child ready for second grade math in August?

Jun 29, 2021 | Kendall

After such a challenging year, you may have concerns as to whether or not your child has the solid math foundation necessary to succeed in math class this fall.  At Mathnasium, we can help ensure your child is prepare! We take an orderly, logical approach to teaching math to students. We focus on teaching your child number sense by showing them how numbers work and help them build their numerical fluency- the ability to effortlessly recall addition and subtraction facts. 


We start by creating a custom learning plan based on the results of a written and verbal assessment unique to Mathnasium. Their custom learning plan will help close knowledge gaps they may have and will make it easier for them to take on more challenging math topics when they’re ready. The Mathnasium MethodTM teaches for understanding rather than memorization so that your child is ready for whatever comes next in math class!


Make sure your child is ready to start off  2nd grade strong! Here are a few key skills your child will need to make sure they are ready in the Fall. 


Place Value

Count by 10s, 100s, and 1,000s.

Express, "45 ones is the same as 4 tens and 5 ones," for all whole numbers to 1,000.

Identify ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands place.

Read and write whole numbers from 1 to 1,000 in standard form.

Rounding to the tens, hundreds, and thousands place: "Is 783 closer to 700 or to 800?" 


Proportional Thinking

"If two cookies cost 4¢, how much will eight cookies cost?"

"Recyclers pay 5¢ for every 4 cans. How many cans are needed to get 25¢? How much are 12 cans worth?"


Algorithm for Subtraction of Whole Numbers

Subtract one-digit numbers in column and vertical formats.

Subtract from three-digit numbers with and without "borrowing" ("regrouping," "trading") in a column format.