## Math Expectations

**Math Instruction:**

Math in Grade 2 will be taught for 80 minutes each morning before lunch. Math lessons will include both whole group and small group instruction. Manipulative tools and iPads will be used daily to increase engagement and understanding of students.

Students will also focus on the Best Math Practices throughout the entire school year, which are listed below:

- I try to figure out math problems, even when they are hard.
- I use numbers and symbols to show math.
- I can explain how to do math.
- I can show math ideas with blocks, counters, drawings, and other materials.
- I can decide which math tools to use.
- I try to be exact when I add and subtract.
- I think about numbers and patterns to help me find answers.
- I notice when something happens over and over.

Additionally, apps such as Front Row and Scoot Pad can be used at home as well as in school to practice math skills (links to these sites can be found under the Tools tab above).

Math Facts: In addition to mastery of Grade 2 Standards, students are also expected to master strategies of both addition and subtraction facts in Grade 2. Math Facts will be practiced daily, and Fact Assessments will be given bi-weekly. All Grade 2 students are expected to master levels 1-14 by the end of the year. Once addition and subtraction facts are mastered, students will continue to progress into Grade 3 content which begins with multiplication of twos. The chart below indicates which strategy each math fact level assesses, as well as when each student should master the level. Math Fact Levels are included on the Report Card as well. |