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Mathematics

Grade 2
Mathematics

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What your child is learning

Grade 2 students

  • count to 100 in many different ways (e.g., count by 5s starting at 35 and going to 100)
  • compare and order numbers to 100 and know whether a number is even or odd
  • show, describe and compare quantities to 100, using objects, pictures and numbers
  • understand and apply strategies for addition facts up to and including 9 + 9 and related subtraction facts
  • recall addition facts up to and including 5 + 5 and related subtraction facts
  • add and subtract numbers to 100
  • talk about how they solve problems
  • connect numbers, shapes and time frames to everyday life (e.g., relate the number of days to a week)
  • recognize and create repeating and increasing patterns
  • construct 2-D shapes and 3-D objects
  • use graphs to communicate information
  • measure using nonstandard tools such as a hand span

For more about Grade 2 Mathematics, refer to the program of studies.

How your child is assessed

Your child’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout the course. Your child’s teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your child. At the end of the course, your child is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your child

A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit LearnAlberta.ca to learn more about the resources your child may encounter.

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