Learning three-digit numbers can be a challenging part of the math curriculum for many second graders. This lesson helps to support second graders' understanding of larger numbers by teaching them place value. Kids will compare three-digit numbers and learn to count up to 1000 with guided instruction. When the lesson is finished, consider printing out the corresponding worksheets recommended by our curriculum designers.
First and second graders are taught the difference between odd and even numbers as they launch their mathematical journey. There are over 50 sources including popular workbooks, systematic guided lessons, imaginative worksheets and other educational devices stocked in the Learning Library to ingrain rudimentary number know-how in young learners.
Once your student understands how to count to ten and that numbers represent quantity, it is time to introduce them to the concepts of addition. Addition at its simplest is taking two separate quantities and putting them together, creating a new, larger quantity.
When your student is first introduced to addition within 10, it’s important to reinforce the concept of quantity. The more ways they are introduced to this, the more they’ll understand that numbers and arithmetic operations are representative of quantities of things, and how those quantities change.
Represent quantities with different forms. This could be fingers, objects, sounds like clapping or snapping, or drawn images.
Take ten objects and separate them into two groups. For example, separate ten blocks into one group of six blocks, and one group of four blocks.
For each number 1-10, determine which number should be added to it to make 10. Understanding this will help students quickly calculate two and three-digit addition problems in the future. For example, 1+ 9 = 10.
This is also when you will introduce your student to basic mathematical symbols like the addition or plus sign (+), and the equal sign (=), as well as the two different forms an equation could take:
1 + 1 = 2
As with any math skill, repetition is key to retaining information. The Education.com games and activities above help your students practice this skill in a way that keeps it fun.