This year, second graders will be introduced to the concept of multiplication using repeated addition. For example, they will learn that 5+5+5+5+5 is the same thing as saying 5x5. This guided lesson will use manipulatives to teach kids about repeated addition and give them plenty of opportunities to practise addition within 100. Download and print the accompanying worksheets for even more addition practise.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Repeated Addition SongMastering repeated addition is an important step when learning how to multiply. Give kids a head start on multiplication with this adorable repeated addition song, featuring the addition of common one-digit numbers and one seriously hungry dog!
Match: Addition Within 20 FactsPlayers match the equations that equal the same number in this online maths game! Great for second graders working on their addition within 20 facts, this learning activity lets kids practise solving simple addition problems and comparing the answers to find the match. As they play, children will improve their mental maths and gain familiarity with the commutative property.
Bubble Buster: Addition to 20Kids build addition fluency in this visually-pleasing, fast-paced maths game geared toward second graders. In Bubble Buster: Addition to 20, number-filled bubbles cascade down the castle wall as young mathematicians strive to select two numbers that add together to a given sum. Each time they complete a round, the bubbles drop a little faster, creating an exciting game experience while providing plenty of practise with addition facts within 20!
Ski Race: Addition to 20Let's have a ski race while practising addition to 20 in this fast-paced learning adventure! This maths game is a fun way to help second graders practise completing addition facts in their head as they race to the finish line. For an added challenge, encourage learners to play again while trying to beat their previous time.
Adding Worms with Cuz-CuzIt's breakfast time, and Cuz-Cuz is hungry! Kids can help feed him by moving interactive manipulatives to solve addition problems. This silly maths game helps students visualize concrete addition problems and practise adding whole numbers.
Ski Race: Addition to 30It's time to shred the slopes and practise addition! Kids practise mentally adding sums up to 30 in this fast-paced addition race. Perfect for students who are transitioning from concrete, manipulative-based problem solving to more abstract addition, this game offers a gradual transition into mental maths that kids will want to play again and again.
Match: Addition Within 30 and Missing AddendsPlayers hone their two-digit addition skills in the game Match: Addition Within 30 and Missing Addends! Second graders are given four numbers and four incomplete equations, and their goal is to correctly match each equation with its missing addend. This online maths activity is a great way to show kids how much fun maths can be!
Secret Agent Addition to 100Evil Mr. Cat is bent on shrinking the city, and it's up to your child to save Agent 00K9 and everyone else! In this action-packed addition game, kids practise two-digit addition up to 100. Perfect for students who are moving away from manipulatives, this number line game helps them strengthen mental maths skills, and count when necessary.
Match: Three-Digit Addition and Finding 10 MoreGet ready to add 10 in this online matching game! Perfect for students learning about three-digit addition, this maths exercise challenges kids to analyze expressions like "110 + 10" and "141 + 10" as they calculate their sums. The game Match: Three-Digit Addition and Finding 10 More is a helpful resource for second graders looking at three-digit numbers and patterns involving multiples of 10.
Ski Racer: Three-Digit Addition and Finding 10 MoreThere’s a trick to adding 10 to three-digit numbers—do you know what it is? In the game Ski Racer: Three-Digit Addition and Finding 10 More, your students will practise their maths and pattern recognition skills as they help their character solve each addition problem. Second graders who are learning about adding 10 to multiples of 100 can reinforce their learning with this great resource.
Match Addition Facts to 20 Set 2Which numbers add up to 15? Which numbers add up to 12? Second graders will have to match each addition fact to its answer in this digital learning exercise. As they play through the game Match Addition Facts to 20 Set 2, your students will practise using offline strategies to add within 20 and build maths critical thinking skills.
 Ski Racer: Three-Digit Addition and Finding 100 MoreReinforce your child's three-digit addition skills with the ski-themed learning adventure Ski Racer: Three-Digit Addition and Finding 100 More. Players must use their knowledge of maths and pattern recognition skills to quickly solve addition problems they encounter as they race down the slope. This year three game is a great way to encourage kids to practise adding 100 to three-digit numbers.
Matching Pictures and EquationsManipulatives are used in maths to help kids grasp the concepts of putting together and taking away. Kids connect concrete images and abstract equations in this matching maths game. These three-step problems encourage kids to build up mental maths skills and add small numbers quickly.

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