By Lacy Mack. 2nd Grade Math. Published at Sunday, October 18th, 2020 - 02:46:22 AM.

A few years ago, when it was time to consider ideas for the annual science project at my daughters elementary school, we found ourselves once again looking for something that would be just a little bit different. I dont know why but there is only so much inspiration one can find in determining which roll of kitchen paper has the greatest absorbency capacity or what happens to a white flower if you place the cut stem in a vase of colored water. At a timely moment I happened to recall some pictures of cooked rice I had seen in the water crystal book by Masaro Emoto - the basic story was that cooked rice will age differently depending on the thoughts one projects toward it. OK - this was novel - something that really sparked our curiosity, so my then 7 year old, Bella, and I decided to see what would really happen if we did this experiment on our own.

Reader Rabbit Personalized second grade features A.D.A.P.T. Learning Technology which is a system that is dynamic in its ability to make adjustments to the program in order to conform with the kids abilities as they grow. This means that their learning is bound to be ever stimulating, and not at one time frustrating, simply because the kids will be enjoying themselves tremendously, even as they face new challenges in the learning environment on a daily basis. A.D.A.P.T. Learning Technology is an acronym that stands for A. Assesses Abilities, D. Develop Skills, A. Adjusts Levels, P. Provides Help, T. Track Progress. It is with this technology that the kid is able to acquire the necessary skills in math, science, grammar and problem-solving skills.

Advancing to Higher Concepts No matter what level a child is at when entering 2nd grade, its essential for him or her to have a full understanding of new math concepts before the end of the year. Adding and subtracting numbers with multiple digits and cementing fluency in basic addition and subtraction facts are key ideas in 2nd grade math. Mastery of these skills sets the stage for being able to learn multiplication and division later on. By tracking progress from moment to moment, online math games can adapt to the skill level of every child and aid in preparing him or her to understand advanced numerical concepts. By incorporating virtual teaching tools and online math games, teachers can help to ensure that kids get a full grasp of each new concept as it comes. The individual attention that these games can offer takes classroom instruction to the next level, offering a better chance at success to a larger subset of students. With online games, 2nd grade math becomes fun and engaging for students regardless of skill level or learning style.

Many children start to show weaknesses in mathematics during the 2nd grade, as many classrooms introduce fractions, place values and other potentially difficult concepts. Addition and multiplication skills are also reinforced throughout the year, and if your child is struggling, he or she will likely continue to struggle without some help. Problems usually become evident towards the middle of the school year, as this is usually when children start falling behind and when new concepts are typically introduced. Fortunately, parents can help kids understand and perform 2nd grade math skills with some appropriate at-home practice.

After seeing how meditation, carpet and couches have transformed my friends classroom, I wonder if this new thinking really works and what other kinds of experiments in education can make a difference. An Observation in Classroom Comfort I went in to watch a friend teach a lesson this week after hearing all summer about his plans to make his 9th grade classroom less intimidating and more student friendly. When I walked in students were sitting in a circle, some on a polka dotted carpet reminiscent of a 2nd grade, about to begin a one minute silent breathing exercise before starting the days work. Students were encouraged to block out all thoughts and just concentrate on inhaling and exhaling through their nose. I was impressed with how seriously they all took it. A freshman whom I had seen escorted out of an all school assembly for cursing out a dean, was now calmly concentrating on his breathing.

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