2nd Grade Math Worksheets - (Grade 2 - For Ages 7 to 8)
These math worksheets are designed specifically for grade 2 students following core math standards. You will find these printables useful for students usually between the ages of seven to eight years old.
We have a complete Do Now math worksheet section for 2nd graders as well. They are also aligned to the core curriculum.
Addition Based Problems
- Adding In Four Parts | Answer Key - There is a riddle that is Christmas themed at the bottom of the sheet. This is a great skill for students to review. If they have no poblem with this skill, they are ready for third grade math.
- Addition Tables | Answer Key- These are fixed double digit addition problems. It is a great repetition activity.
- Basketball Math | Answer Key- This one will have you thinking that basketball is a hyper-complex game. The statistics can be at times! In this one we work on using word problems and addition sequences in them.
- Magic Addition Math Puzzles | Answer Key- This is a little puzzle make sure you have sums at the far right and bottom columns.
- Missing Addition Table Addends | Answer Key - Determine the addend that is used to make the sum in the right column.
- Mixed Up Magic Addition Math Puzzles | Answer Key - The far-right and bottom column are the sums of all the numbers in sequence to it. Find those missing numbers. This is a starter for algebra.
- Monster Sized Math Magic (Adding) | Answer Key - This is the basic math puzzles we have shown you previously, but much bigger. This can challenge some students who get lost in the matrix. It might be a good idea to relate this one to battleship or a grid system.
- Single and Double Digit Addition | Answer Key- We just hit you with eight problems. All are fixed double digits being added to single digits.
- What's the Addition-Multiplication Problem? | Answer Key - This skill based worksheet works students towards multiplication. We relate addition in repetition to multiplying.
- What's Your Total? | Answer Key- Students first review counting skills and place a number equal to the total and then complete a sum of three numbers.
Subtraction Based Problems
- Bubble Pop Subtraction - This is a free response worksheet, so there is no answer key. That is why we suggest that this be a peer reviewed activity. A good plan is to have 2 students review every paper. If they find a mistake, they get an extra point on their paper.
- Magic Squares Subtraction | Answer Key- Subtract the numbers across and down to find he differences in this puzzle. The lower right corner box is always fun.
- Missing Subtract Parts | Answer Key - This is an algebra starter for students. Fill in the missing portion of differences.
- Subtraction Function Tables | Answer Key - This is your basic double digit subtraction, but the students need to setup the problems for themselves. You are going to need some scrap paper.
- Subtraction Slides | Answer Key - A really fun one that we dreamed up. This requires memory recall to some extent. Write the differences in the pointed boxes.
- Successive Subtraction Circles | Answer Key - On the left side you are asked to subtract each of the differences by 6 repeatedly. The same goes for the right column, but we ask you to use 8.
Mixed Operations Problems
- 73 Sailing Away (Mixed Adding and Subtracting) | Answer Key - This is a worksheet that asks you to think a little outside of the box. As the arrow goes up, you add. As the arrow goes down, you subtract.
- Single and Double Digit Addition and Subtraction | Answer Key- This should be a quick review. Make sure to pay attention to math sign (adding or subtracting) that is indicated in each problem.
- Create Your Own Problems Answer Key - Another free response worksheets. We again, suggest a peer review. This can be a fun one for students.
- Amusement Park Word Problems (Using Addition and Subtraction) | Answer Key - Who would have known that math and amusement parks go hand-in-hand. We look at standing on lines, spinning forward and backward, and riding all the rides at the park.
- Color My Value | Answer Key - This is a bit of a following directions test too. Complete all the problems and color the cards based on a comparison of their value. Note to self... you will need crayons and or markers.
Working with Integers
- Comparing Numbers | Answer Key - Students get use to the concepts of greater than, less than, and equal.
- Numbers and Their Crazy Names | Answer Key - We have you name numbers and number names, if that makes sense.
- Skip Counting By 10s | Answer Key - We start mid-way through a count and count by tens. Work your way to the ball.
- Skip Counting By 100s | Answer Key - Our head was in the clouds with this one. This is a good skip counting activity that can easily translate to repeated addition and multiplying.
What Do Students Learn in the 2nd Grade Math?
By the time students are in the 2nd grade, they’ll have a good understanding of numbers and how mathematical patterns can be recognized. 2nd graders know how to add and subtract and have some basic knowledge of fractions. The goal of 2nd grade math for students is to make them comfortable with two-digit sums and other mathematical problem-solving skills. Knowing the 2nd grade math curriculum in advance will make it easier for parents who want to teach their corresponding lessons at home.
The purpose of 2nd grade math is to build on the base established in the 1st-grade math curriculum. Here are some of the concepts that a 2nd grade math curriculum might include:
- Understanding the significance, applications, and representations of numbers
- Learning how to analyze data
- Learning how to add and subtract sums
- Learning about two and three-dimensional shapes in geometry
- Measuring objects with the right tools and writing down the measurements in the correct units.
Counting till 1000
In the first grade, students learned how to count to 100. Some schools might have already taught them how to count up to 1000, but they’ll still learn how to read and write numbers up to 1000. They’ll also learn how to count by skipping numbers in between. Example: skipping 5 numbers then counting ahead.
2nd grade math activities also teach students to identify place values in three-digit numbers. At this stage, they already know about the value of 0 in the 10th and 100th place. Differentiating between ones, tens and hundreds are essential for children to understand how some numbers are bigger than others. This is a valuable concept for adding and subtracting problems.
Bigger Than and Smaller Than
Now that they know the chronological order of numbers from 0 to 1000, they’ll learn to tell which number is bigger in comparison and which is smaller. They’ll use the math symbols to show these comparisons for bigger than, smaller than, or equal.
Simple Sum Word Problems
After learning three-digit place values, students will be taught how to solve simple problems involving addition and subtraction. They’ll learn how to do bigger sums with numbers under 1000. This is a massive step from simple first-grade sums so that they might struggle initially. They’ll be given word problems with the information they’ll have to show in numbers and calculate the answer. You can help your child practice this at home by showing them how to count their favorite food or toys.