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Second grade

In the United States, second grade (called grade 2 in metric system countries) is a year of primary education. Second grade is the second school year after kindergarten. Students are traditionally 7–8 years old, depending on when their birthday occurs.

In mathematics, students are taught place value to hundreds or thousands, and renaming with addition and subtraction. Measurement is extended to the meter, foot, yard, kilogram, pound, and pint. Measurement of time and temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius is also emphasized as well. Usually multiplication and division is introduced towards the end of the school year but not emphasized. Positive and negative numbers are introduced, but not added and subtracted. These values are generally introduced in temperature. Addition and subtraction facts are practiced throughout the year. Students also learn about plane and solid shapes in geometry and explore how they are apparent in our everyday lives. Some second grade topics in math can be explored at the following website.

In reading, students read to perform a task using fictional and non-fictional texts, and learn about story elements, text features, and character traits. In many counties and districts, schools have reading benchmarks that students need to meet by the end of each quarter and/or school year. At the end of the year, students begin their first novels. Decoding strategies usually end in second grade and reading more for comprehension.

Students in second grade also learn the basics of grammar in writing, including subject, verbs, and adjectives. They also write to inform, to express personal ideas, and to persuade. In the U.S. it is also common for second graders to be introduced to cursive. Cursive writing is also focused in third grade.

Second grade science usually involvement of the basic earth and space sciences. Students are introduced to the planets and the weather system. Dinosaurs are also covered as well. Health science such as the human body is taught as well.

In social studies, a general understanding of the government and current events are discussed. Students are expected to know who the president and vice president, and some basic presidents such as Abraham Lincolm and George Washington. The concept of the law is taught in second grade. Second grade students may also get a basic understanding of history, and what life was like in times before they were born. Field trips to historical and science museums are common. Some basic sociological institutions are taught such as race and gender, and the introduction of different cultures such as Black, Latin, and Oriental.

Although the U.S. does not formally have national grade standards, there are groups selected by the Department of Education to develop standards which are generally used by each State to set their own standards. For mathematics, it is the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. There is an English guide to the second grade maths standards and expectations. This description was built by using the major states as a norm.

International education

Ireland equivalent

In Ireland, the equivalent is known as Second Class (for 7-8 year olds) which is year 4 of Primary School.

England equivalent

In England, the second year of school is called year 1, and the pupils are 5 to 6 years old. So second grade is the equivalent to year 3 in England

Scotland equivalent

At the same age, Scottish and Welsh pupils are in their third year of compulsory education and in their fourth year in Northern Ireland.

Greece equivalent

In Greece it can be referring either at the second grade of primary school, or the second grade of the Greek Gymnasium or at the second grade of Lycium.

German equivalent

In Germany this would be comparable to second class.

Brazil equivalent

In Brazil now, the time for elementary school were recently raised from 8 to 9 years, and the minimum age required to the second grade was changed from 6 to 7 years old.

New Zealand equivalent

In New Zealand, this level of class is called Standard 1 or Year 3. Children generally start this level between the ages of six and seven.



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Question:What is 46.6666666 round to the nearest tenth? TOO HARD!

Answers:46.7

Question:I have twins in 2nd grade. They have "rocket math" essentially this is the same timed math that we all did in elementary school in order to memorize simple math facts. My question is, why do they give them a certain number of problems to complete according to how fast they write? One of my kids has to have 29 to pass and the other has to have 40 to pass. I find this completely unfair! Maybe a teacher or someone can explain this to me? I never had to complete more or less than the other students in my grade. I do not like this at all. My poor child feels discouraged.

Answers:Okay, let's say both your kids do 29. Do you think they'd both get the same out of it? Let's say they both do 40. Do you think they'd both get the same out of it? Education isn't one-size-fits-all. Lessons need to be adapted to take in a number of factors, including student ability. Just like in golf, each student has their own ability, and goals and outcomes are based on that.

Question:Can anyone give me any good ideas on a lesson I can do with 2nd graders in math that has to do with our unit about recycling or going green. I don't want to do worksheets I want it to be a hands on activity. Thanks.

Answers:Going Green:Try making a compost with leftover lunch (no meat) and making a small garden. Usually the agriculture extension office will help till and give a lesson outside with your students. They may even bring hoes, seeds, and fertiliser (mine did). The local garden club usually helps with supplies too. Get some things that grow fast (radishes, squash) so the kids stay excited and don't forget flowers too. I found a cookbook for "one" where it had recipes for one student to make stuff (like one zucchini pancake, one small salad). Recycling (Reusing): Make paper or cards. Take scraps of construction paper and newspaper and put in blender with water. Dump slush out through screen. Dry flat. You can add small pieces of flowers to wet slush if you want to make it pretty.

Question:i tutor a 2nd grader that needs help with her math. its like u teach her one concept and she forgets it the next day. how can i get her motivated to learn. the 5th grader also needs help in math./ how do i get him more motivated also. i am also working with a 5 year old. how do i get him more motivated. he mostly shows no interest in school at the moment. right now him and i are working on blending sounds to make words and also using a calendar. basically, how can i get them all motivated and do u have any advice on helping them retain the info/ n e techniques u know of?

Answers:Use games to teach your concepts. You could use any gameboard, and make flashcards with whatever they're learning. If they get one right, they get to roll the dice and move. See how fast they can get to the finish line. Also for the two older ones, there are some great free online teaching games... just google free games, whatever the skill is and their grade. 5 year olds are going to have a short attention span. Try a game with him too. Use pails/buckets and a bean bag. If he learns a fact or has the right answer, let him toss the bean bag into a bucket. He gets a point each time.... something like that. Good luck.

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