Go Math! Student Set 2016 Grade 2

Go Math! Student Set 2016 Grade 2

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Item #: 064318
ISBN: 9780544745575
Grades: 2

Category Description for Go Math! Grade 2:

Covers number concepts; numbers to 1,000; basic facts and relationships; 2-digit addition/subtraction; 3-digit addition/subtraction; money/time; length in customary/metric; data; and geometry and fraction concepts.

Please note that although digital resources are mentioned throughout the teacher's material and student books, most of these are not available to homeschoolers. Although these do sound interesting, access to the digital resources is not necessary to use the program.

Category Description for Go Math! (HMH):

Opening the cover and flipping through the first several pages of the student math books in this series may leave you a bit confused. Take the 2nd grade for example. The first page is a gorgeous picture of a whale and the next several pages, with equally beautiful photos, talk about the different kinds of whales and where they are usually found. Theres even a map on most pages so you can pinpoint the location. Accompanying questions Where is the Pacific Ocean on the map? will do nothing to help sort things out. Did you just drop into a geography lesson thinking you were in math? Nope! This really is math at its newest and cross-curricular best. Perhaps I should have mentioned the part where the scientist sees a group of 27 fin whales how many tens in the number 27?

Fun is integral to this program something that is often sought in math programs but rarely found. Student books are colorful; chapters are introduced with interesting trivia-types of information that is somehow always math related. For instance, the White House has 412 doors and 147 windows; suppose 10 parrot fish are eating at a coral reef . . . . Photos (i.e. parrot fish, White House) engage the eyes as well as the mind. Introductory activities typically include review, games, vocabulary activities, more games all under the heading of Show What You Know and ending with Write Way, a journal-type writing activity. Lessons are consistent in daily format but have a progression through a chapter. Lesson components include Listen and Draw (hands on activities), Share and Show (related problems), On Your Own (small set of problems), Problem Solving/Application (word problems), and Practice and Homework pages that include Lesson Check and Spiral Review problems. The Teacher books lead the student through these lesson components as an interactive dialog and incorporating activities.

Digital Resources are mentioned throughout the teachers material and to a lesser degree in the student books. However, its important to note that most of these resources are not available with the purchase of the homeschool packages. The exception to this is the well-done and entertaining Math on the Spot videos that are accessed via QR codes in the Student Books. Examples similar to various problems in the Student Books are worked step-by-step by a teacher sort of real person talking to a muppet sort of student. Unavailable resources include interactive teachers and student versions of the text, a Personal Math Trainer (additional practice), animated math models, and some virtual manipulatives. While some of these sound interesting, none of them are integral to the program.

There is a progression through the chapters. For instance, the 2nd grade chapter on 3 Digit Addition and Subtraction has these lessons: draw to represent 3 digit addition; break apart 3-digit addends (separate into hundreds, tens, ones); 3-digit addition, regroup ones; 3-digit addition, regroup tens; addition, regroup ones & tens; problem-solving, 3 digit subtraction; 3-digit subtraction, regroup tens; 3-digit subtraction, regroup hundreds, subtraction, regroup hundreds & tens; regrouping with zeros. A glossary in pictures in the early elementary courses in the back of both student and teacher books provides consistent definitions.

Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate. These are the core elements of this program; designed to capture childrens interest, to communicate that math is involved in all aspects of their lives, to give them the opportunity to multi-sensorially delve into math concepts while at the same time systematically practicing and reviewing what has been learned. The Teachers and Student Books work together providing instructional dialog, manipulative-based illustration of concepts, worked examples, reinforcement games and monitored practice. This is probably a good place to mention that while it will be very tempting to try to do this course with just the Student Books since they are available as a set, there is practically no instruction in them and the teacher will find herself having to supply instructional content (as well as answers) with minimal cues.

The Planning Guide provides daily lesson plans, a chapter pacing chart, sections on daily classroom management as well as differentiated and specialized instruction; plus a wealth of math educational philosophy. Please note that there is mention in the Planning Guide of various online resources that are not available for homeschoolers using this material. The publishers have selected from the course components the elements they believe make a cost-effective yet complete set of materials for homeschoolers.

While this program obviously pays a lot of attention to its Es, there is a C and an M that are conspicuously missing. Computational practice is minimal. In fact, daily lessons have surprisingly few problems with the number of daily practice and homework problems range from just a handful in the lower grades to averaging 10-20 in the upper grades. Also missing is any emphasis on the Memorization of math facts. While some may applaud this de-emphasis, others might find they would like to add some sort of supplemental workbook and/or fact drill especially for students who take longer to master concepts.

The consumable, two-volume Student Editions are colorful with perforated pages. Lots of space is provided for students to work problems and complete related writing and drawing activities. Teacher Editions are a set of large (9.75 x 12), magazine-size handbooks for the teacher; one handbook for each chapter. These provide reduced copies of student pages (with answers filled in) and instructional information along the sides. Lessons are scripted with an ongoing teacher-student dialog provided in the sidebars as are suggestions for differentiated instruction. One of the special facets of this curriculum is the cross-curricular applications, some of which are found in the Student books and some in the Teachers.

Mid-Chapter Checkpoints and Chapter Review/Tests are provided in the Student Books (answers in Teacher Editions). However, assessment is broader than just course tests and crosses over into preparation for the High Stakes Assessment Testing becoming standard in elementary schools. Providing a format that replicates the computer-based questions that distinguish those tests, the black and white Assessment Books provide beginning/middle/end-of-the-year assessments as well as Performance Tasks for those same checkpoints. Test-taking strategies are explained throughout. Student Assessment Books provide non-reproducible copies of the various assessments while the Teacher Assessment Books provide filled-in, reduced-size test pages and scoring rubrics.

Providing a problem-solving space for the frequent requests for student-generated illustrations, the write-on/wipe-off, double-sided MathBoard (12 x 17) has questions in both English and Spanish as well as various rules (i.e. inches, centimeters, number line, etc.). This board is used for the Quick Pictures, Problem of the Day, Share and Show, and Essential Question portions of the Lessons.

Go Math Homeschool Packages include the Student Edition (2 volumes), the Teacher Edition (chapter booklets), a Planning Guide, access to Math on the Spot Videos, a bilingual MathBoard, and both Student and Teacher editions of the Getting Ready for High Stakes Assessment Workbook.

There are no perfect math programs, but this one will be a good fit for those wanting a well-constructed, attractive, user-friendly math program that parallels those used in the public schools. ~ Janice


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The school in my area uses it
Naseem S on Apr 27, 2023
Good contents for grade 2!
Calvin W on Jun 2, 2021
The school in my area uses it
Naseem S on Apr 27, 2023
Recommended to me by a fellow homeschool mom
Janelle M on May 26, 2022
Good contents for grade 2!
Calvin W on Jun 2, 2021
We did Grade 1 and Grade 6 this year. My daughter is going to Grade 2. I love the way it is formatted. I like the videos and the interactive games that you can find online. It is so colorful and engaging.
Rebecca P on May 3, 2021
Being used by student's school system
Patricia W on Jan 28, 2021
Laurie H on Sep 8, 2020
to work with my grandson from afar due to Covid 19
marilyn b on Sep 2, 2020
My 2nd grader has been using go math at public school. Since we chose to homeschool this year because of covid I didn't want him to fall behind. So we will continue to use Go Math this year as we learn from home.
Sage M on Aug 4, 2020
I needed a more structured text for our math subject this year. I think this will help us stay on track.
Julie R on Jul 25, 2020
For extra practice for my child
April R on Dec 4, 2018
Since this was used in school, we would like to buy it.
Vinoth Kumar S on Oct 1, 2018
Extra practice
Shaniqua M on Sep 19, 2018
I tutor my grandson. Previously I tutored my granddaughter. These texts are identical to what they use for homework and in class. Texts are invaluable to assist
Bernard M on Sep 13, 2018
wonderful resource to teach math to the students
Paul Y on Sep 3, 2018
student's book teaches well
Marzena F on Jun 8, 2018
to practice math with my son
medea g on Mar 5, 2018
My son's school does not have enough math books for each student to use. So, I am purchasing him a math book.
nicole j on Nov 15, 2017
Kids school
Alcione D on May 31, 2017
Good price compared to other
Nazim S on Aug 26, 2016
Recommended to me by a fellow homeschool mom
Janelle M on May 26, 2022
We did Grade 1 and Grade 6 this year. My daughter is going to Grade 2. I love the way it is formatted. I like the videos and the interactive games that you can find online. It is so colorful and engaging.
Rebecca P on May 3, 2021
Is this vol 1 or vol 2?
A shopper on Aug 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Double check the pictures and see if there are 2 table of contents. I got volumes 1 and 2 when I ordered last year.
Does each book come with online math on the spot accessibility?
A shopper on May 2, 2020
Go Math! Student Set 2016 Grade 2
Go Math! Student Set 2016 Grade 2
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Go Math! National Homeschool Package Grade 6
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Go Math! National Homeschool Package Grade 5
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Go Math! Student Set 2016 Grade 3
BEST ANSWER: The online help was for entire grade level. However we found it wasn't as helpful as expected it to be. We used this for 5th grade math and found it be be very overloaded and complicated to use . It was such a struggle that we decided to not use again. We changed to envision math from Pearson for 6th grade and math went way smoother. Had enough content for good learning without being overwhelming.
Is this a consumable?
User on Aug 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the lessons and work are all done in each book. It’s a great math curriculum and we have continued using it for 3rd and 4th grade.
Is this the continuation of Harcourt Math grade 1? It has a picture of a rabbit on the front cover. It’s is a set of thinner workbooks. Thank you!
A shopper on May 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I do not think so. This is a continuation of the Go Math program (see below for the 1st grade program). While the two series have the same publisher, I doubt they have the same, exact scope and sequence although there is bound to be similarities.

what is the difference from these books and the GO MATH STANDARDS AND PRACTICE BOOK?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The practice book is the exact same questions as are in the book. I made that mistake last year. The regular set is everything you need. Unless you have another student using the same curriculum, skip the practice set.
how many pages does each book have?
A shopper on May 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Volume 1 a little over 450, volume 2 has a little over 320
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Love the books.
May 29, 2023
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I use GoMath in my classroom at work and with my own children.
August 10, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent I would recommend it
December 31, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
My daughter made all A’s in her Math subject last school term. The material was very helpful and she understood it all with any help. Her private school has been using the GoMath books for years.
July 23, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good comprehensive curriculum.
I think this is a really comprehensive curriculum. I was happy with the spiral review component as well as the way lessons were presented.
July 22, 2018
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