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    Spartanburg School District 5
    Summer Math Learning Packet
    Students Entering Grade 2




    The summer math activities will enable your child to review math concepts and reinforce skills learned this year. Just a few minutes each day spent “thinking and talking math” will help reinforce the math that has been learned and begin to bridge the foundation for extending to the concepts that will be developed next year. The goal is for your child to have fun thinking and working collaboratively to communicate mathematical ideas. While your child is working, ask him how the solution was found and why a particular strategy was chosen.


    The math practice in this summer packet addresses 4 critical areas in grade 1:

    1. developing understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20

    2. developing understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones

    3. developing understanding of linear measurement and measuring lengths as iterating length units

    4. reasoning about attributes of, and composing and decomposing geometric shapes.


    The packet consists of 2 calendar pages, one for June and one for July, as well as directions for math games to be played at home. There are problems included for each day of the week, excluding weekends. Literature, worksheets, APPs and websites are also recommended to explore mathematics in new ways. We encourage your child to complete at least 15 math days each month. We hope your child will spend at least 10 minutes a day, 4 to 5 times a week, practicing math. Create a goal with your child to help him stay strong in math over the summer. For example, my child will aim to complete at least 200 minutes of math practice over the course of the summer and keep track of his learning in a math journal.


    If the activities suggested don’t seem to “fit your child” or you have your own websites/literature/math practice you would like to do, then feel free to substitute your own activities that better suit your child’s needs or learning style.


    Student mathematicians - keep your mathematics skills sharp and have a safe and enjoyable summer. J



    Grade 2 Students

    Summer Math Ideas

    Math Tools You Will Need:



    Do your best to complete as many of these summer math activities as you can! Record your work in your math journal every day. In August, share your Math Journal with your second grade teacher.


    Each journal entry should:

    ü Have the date of the entry

    ü Have a clear and complete answer

    ü Be neat and organized


    Here is an example of a “Great” journal entry:

    Text Box: June 4, 2014  Today I collected 25 cents. It was easy to count since it was 25 pennies.


    Math Books to Read:

    Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst

    100 Days of School by Trudy Harris

    The Button Box by Margarette S. Reid

    The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

    98, 99Ready or Not, Here I Come! by Teddy Slater

    Super Sand Castle Saturday by Stuart Murphy









    Games To Play: (You will need a deck of cards)

    1. Compare

    Remove the face cards from a deck of cards. Remember an Ace is the same as 1. Pass out all cards in the deck among all of the players. Each player flips over two cards at the same time and finds the sum. The one with the larger sum takes the cards. If the sums are the same, turn over 2 more cards. The player with the largest sum keeps all four cards.


    2. Tens Go Fish

    Remove the face cards from a deck of cards. Deal 5 cards to each player. Each player looks for cards that make 10, and they draw new cards from the deck to replace them. Players take turns asking each other for a card that will make 10 with a card from their hand. A player’s turn is over when no more pairs can be made. The game is over when there are no more cards. Both players record their combinations of 10.


    3. Close to 20

    Remove the face cards from a deck of cards. Deal 3 cards to each player. Which two cards brings you closest to 10? Which player is closest to 10? Example: You turn over the cards 5, 4, 3 and your opponent turns over an Ace, 8, and 3. You can make 9 (5 and 4) and your opponent can make 9 (Ace and 8) or 11 (8 and 3). It’s a tie since you are both 1 away from 10!


    Other games to play: Checkers, Memory, jigsaw puzzles, Parcheesi, Fish, Crazy Eights, Connect Four, Legos, KʼNex.


    Worksheets to Practice Math:





    Grades K-2

    ·      A Number Math App – practice basic elementary number facts

    ·      Time to Learn

    ·      Bedtime Math

    ·   Everyday Mathematics, Addition Top it

    ·      Fast Facts Addition, Subtraction

    ·   Domino Math

    ·   Math Word Problems Addition and Subtraction

    ·   Count Money 2nd grade

    ·      Know Your Math Facts

    ·      Kindergarten Math: Drills in Addition, Subtraction, Comparison

    ·      10 Frame Fill

    ·      Play 1-2-3

    ·      Number Bond Blaster

    ·      Adding Apples

    ·      Number Rack

    All Grades

    ·      KENKEN

    ·      Kakooma

    ·      Quick Math – Arithmetic & Times Tables

    ·      Pick-a-Path

    ·      Sumdog

    ·      Conundra Math

    ·      Thinking Blocks


    June 2014 Entering Second Grade Mathematics Calendar











    Play Close to 20.

    (See directions)


    How does this help you practice your addition?

    How many squares are in this picture?


    Gather a handful of coins with a value less than $2.00. Calculate the total.

    If you save two cents every day in the month of June, how much money will you have saved at the end of the month?


    Take up to 20 pennies. Put some in each hand. Show 1 hand and have an adult figure out how many are hiding.





    Read 100 Days of School

    by Trudy Harris.


    Find 5 different ways to reach

    100. Record each way.


    Play Tens Go Fish.

    (See directions)


    Add up all the pairs. Who has more? How many more?


    Go on a Shape Hunt around your home. Look for items shaped like a square, rectangle, and a triangle. Draw and label the items.


    Sort the laundry into categories (owner, color or item type). Make a bar graph and compare the categories. How many more?



    Play Double Compare

    (see directions)




    Roll two dice and practice addition and subtraction by adding or subtracting the two numbers.


    Are the equations "true" or "false”? Explain.


    3 + 4 + 2 = 4 + 5


    5 + 3 = 8 + 1

    18 List of numbers:
    1 5 10 50 100


    Add the following numbers so all numbers will be listed in order from least to greatest.

    49, 7, 22, 98, and 3


    Read Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst.


    Keep track of how you spend



    Jump rope and count by tens to 100. Try counting backwards.




    Read The Button Box by Margarette Reid.


    Find a collection at home and sort it. Compare how many in each category.


    Play a strategy game like Mancala or Connect Four.


    Would you use the same strategy the next time you play? Why?


    Tell the time that you go to bed to the closest hour or half hour. Draw a picture of the clock’s hands for that hour.


    Blow a marble, a bottle cap and a pencil across a table. Measure using inches or cm how far they go. Which goes the farthest? By how much?


    Today’s number is 18


    Make 18 by:

    -Adding two numbers

    -Subtracting two numbers

    -Adding three numbers



    Try a worksheet from this website:









    July 2014 Entering Second Grade Mathematics Calendar










    98, 99…Ready or Not,  Here I Come! by Teddy Slater.

    Play hide and go seek counting backwards from different numbers to 100.


    50 is the answer. What could the question possibly be?


    Challenge yourself to think of more questions.



    Play one of the recommended games.







    Hold an ice cube in your hand. Count by 2ʼs until it melts. Did you count to more or less than 100?


    Using a ruler, find 3 things longer than 12 inches and 3 things shorter than 12 inches.


    Ask 5 people their phone numbers. Add the digits of each phone number together. Whose phone number has the highest value?


    Visit the website www.funbrain.com and do some math. Record what you did.


    Read Super Sand Castle Saturday by Stuart Murphy.


    Make a sand castle and describe the 3-D shapes.




    Write down the time you eat dinner to the nearest half hour for each day this week. Ex. 6:30 or 5:00.


    Go to the park and draw the shapes you see. Do you see more rectangles than triangles?


    Read The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins


    Make cookies with your family! Can you share them equally? How many are left over?


    Play a strategy game like Checkers or Connect Four.

    Would you use the same strategy the next time you play?

    In one blow, how many bubbles can you make? What are the most bubbles you can blow at one time? How many blows will it take to get to 100?




    How many different ways can you cut a sandwich into fourths? Try it with real or paper sandwiches.


    Write a story problem to go with 6 + 8.

    Now write a subtraction problem for
    14 – 6.


    Play Tens Go Fish.

    (See directions)


    Add up all the pairs. Who has more? How many more?


    Ask 10 people their favorite kind of pizza. Record your data in a chart or graph. Compare the results by looking at how many more like one type of pizza.


    How much do I have if I have 1 quarter, 2 dimes and 1 nickel? Can you show that value with other coins?




    Visit the website www.aplusmath.com and play Hidden Picture in the Game Room.


    Use these numbers in a story problem:18, 9, 9

    Ask an adult to solve your story problem.


    Go to the library and read books about money.


    Play Close to 20

    YOU DID IT! Please bring your journal to your second grade teacher on the first day of school.


    Grade 2 Answer Key 2014

    Answers will vary for many of the activities depending on the choices students make. Here are the answers for activities with specific solutions.


    June 3

    The purpose of this task is to give students an opportunity to compose and decompose squares. This is a challenging problem for first graders and can be presented as a brainteaser. It can be useful for giving the students practice in recognizing squares


    In addition to the nine small squares, there are four 2 by 2 squares (shown below), and one 3 by 3 square, for a total of 14 squares.



    June 5

    $0.60 or 60¢


    June 9


    20 + 20+ 20+ 20+ 20 = 100

    50 + 50 = 100


    June 17

    True. We can combine the three and the two on the left to get 5, and then after reordering both sides are 4 + 5.

    False. 3 + 5 equals 8, but 8 + 1 equals 9.


    June 18

    1   3   5   7   10   22   49   50   98   100


    June 27

    Examples: 9 + 9 = 18

    20 – 2 = 18

    10 + 4 + 4 = 18


    July 2

    Mike had 30 baseball cards and Jamie had 20 baseball cards. How many do they have altogether?


    July 21

    Answers will vary. Each piece must be the same size.


    July 22


    6 + 8 = 14  

    There were 6 children on the playground and 8 more joined them. How many were there altogether?


    14 – 6 = 8

    Ramona had 6 balloons and Mark had 14 balloons. How many more balloons did Mark have than Ramona?


    July 25

    $0.50 or 50¢

    Some possible answers: 5 dimes; 2 quarters; 10 nickels; 1 dime, 8 ni