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Second Grade Math Standards Aligned Teaching Resources

For Second Grade students, the standards for Mathematical Practice focus on four crucial areas:

  1. Extending understanding of base-ten notation
  2. Building fluency with addition and subtraction
  3. Using standard units of measure
  4. Describing and analyzing shapes

With the help and support of eSpark Learning’s standards-aligned curriculum, second-graders will continue to grow their mathematical knowledge developed in the Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade. They’ll also solve word problems within 100, use mental strategies to fluently add and subtract within 20, and learn about odd and even numbers.

In the second standard, Number and Operations in Base Ten, students will expand their knowledge of place value and learn the concept that numbers like 100 and 200 are bundles of tens. Second-graders will also fine-tune their counting skills by learning to read and write numbers up to 1,000 and skip count by 5’s.

Next, students will expand their knowledge of measurement, data, and telling time. They’ll also learn brand-new concepts like coin values, solving word problems involving money, and drawing bar graphs to represent and categorize data sets.

In the final domain, students will continue naming and drawing new shapes like quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. Second-graders will also learn how to divide rectangles into equal-sized shapes as well as halves, thirds, and fourths.

eSpark Learning supports supports the entire classroom during this foundational year of learning — helping students learn 1.5 times faster than their peers and giving teachers the confidence to create a standards-aligned curriculum that sets everyone up for success in Second Grade the years ahead. 

See Second Grade Standards Teaching Resources by Domain

As teachers and students navigate each domain and standard, they can tap into the dozens of free activities and resources in the eSpark Learning curriculum. Why? Students can learn up to 1.5 times faster than their peers in a way that’s fun, engaging, and challenging. And teachers can ensure that success by monitoring their students’ progress through eSpark’s games, activities, assessments, and videos. The result? A unique curriculum for second-graders that supports individualized learning and adheres to the Common Core standards.

Here’s a closer look at each domain within Second Grade Math and what students and teachers can expect:

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Solve word problems using addition and subtraction within 100
  • Use mental math to add and subtract within 20
  • Determine odds and evens
  • Find the total number of objects in rectangular arrays

Measurement and Data

  • Measure length with rulers, measuring tapes, yard sticks, and meter sticks
  • Tell and write time to the nearest five minutes
  • Learn coin values
  • Solve word problems involving money
  • Create bar graphs

Numbers and Operations in Base Ten

  • Place value and bundles of tens
  • Skip counting by 5’s
  • Read and write numbers up to 1,000
  • Compare three-digit numbers using >, <, and = symbols
  • Add and subtract within 100 fluently


  • Name and draw shapes
  • Divide rectangles into squares
  • Divide circles and rectangles into halves, thirds, and fourths

Ready to get started teaching the standards with eSpark?