Second Grade Math with Confidence Instructor Guide
This scripted, open-and-go Instructor Guide helps students master all essential second grade math concepts. The fun activities help students develop both strong number sense and a positive attitude towards math, preparing them for third grade.
Reviews Grade 1 concepts and teaches through reading, writing, and comparing numbers to 1000; adding and subtracting 2- and 3-digit numbers; solving addition and subtraction word problems; time, money, and length; reading graphs, 2D and 3D shapes, and simple fractions. Requires household or easily found items and the following manipulatives: base 10 blocks, 50 small counters, coins, play money, clock with hands, 1 ft (30 cm) ruler, 2 packages of playing cards, and six-sided dice (2). A manipulative kit is available for your convenience. Or check out the First to Second Grade Add-On Kit with the second-grade specific manipulatives for families who previously used the Grade 1 manipulatives.
While no placement test is available, the second grade Math with Confidence is designed for students who are 7 years or older, can count to 100 by 1s, 2s,5s and 10s; understand tens-place and ones-place in 2-digit numbers, write simple addition and subtraction equations and solve simple word problems with single-digit numbers, know most addition facts up to 9+9, know most subtraction facts up to 10; know the names and values of coins and identify combinations of a few coins. This is reviewed at the beginning of the Grade 2 text, but assumes the student is familiar with the information.
Are you looking for a “Goldilocks” math curriculum? You know, the one that is not too hard, not too easy, but just right. Math with Confidence may pass the Goldilocks test for your child! Not only does it provide the right level of challenge for most children, but it also passes the Goldilocks test for parents with well defined goals, sequenced lessons, open and go scripted lessons, and easy to implement activities. The curriculum focuses on mastery with topical units and spiral review. Currently four levels are completed (K-3), with Grades 4 through 6 expected by 2026. The Instructor Guide and Student Workbook(s) are required to successfully teach the course.
Instructor Guides begin with introductory information and a helpful “how to use” section which gives parents the tools to confidently teach math. Scripted lessons for the teacher and easy to implement activities that use household items, along with a few common math manipulatives, the Instructor Guide equips parents to be successful. From Kindergarten through 2nd Grade, there are four teaching days and one optional enrichment or review day, for a total of 32 weeks. Weekly lessons have the same format: Overview of the week, lesson notes, and materials list for activities. Each lesson includes interactive teaching time and independent workbook time. The amount of time spent on each lesson will vary depending on the grade level. Kindergarten lessons will take about 15-20 minutes with First Grade requiring 20-25 minutes. Second Grade takes 20-30 minutes. Enrichment or review activities focus on games/activities or a suggested read aloud math book of the week. Beginning in Grade 3, the lessons have been grouped into units rather than weeks to provide more schedule flexibility. There are 16 units (128 regular lessons) in Grade 3, and each unit concludes with an optional enrichment activity and suggested picture book to read together. Lessons will take 25-35 minutes per day. Instructor Guides also include Answer Keys and Blackline master’s which are reproducible for your immediate family.
Colorful, consumable Student Workbooks provide independent daily work. In Grade 3, the Student Workbook is divided into 2 parts: Part A covering Units 1-8 and Part B Units 9-16. The Student Workbooks are reproducible for immediate family members, although the publisher has made great effort to keep the student workbooks affordable for families.
Sets are available that include the teacher and student books. Manipulative Kits are also available for your convenience.
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