Second grade is a great time for kids, who not only are gaining confidence in the complex concepts they are learning, but also are not so far removed from kindergarten to know that learning should be fun. Math at this age exemplifies this increased confidence. 2nd grade math worksheets teach how to add and subtract multiple-digit numbers, and give them their first taste of fractions and estimation.
Parents may seek additional math resources for second-graders in need of extra help, or for kids who understand the concepts and could use some enrichment, and also for students who are loving math and want more challenges. An online math tutoring program is an excellent choice for families, but if you are simply looking for 2nd grade math worksheets for the extra help, there are plenty of websites that provide free, printable offerings. Here are six great resources for second-grade math worksheets:
GreatSchools can be thought of as a TripAdvisor for education. It offers parent-submitted reviews of elementary, middle, and high schools around the country. But the nonprofit site is also an educational resource that offers advice, information, and learning tools. It features more than 150 2nd grade math worksheets at http://www.greatschools.org/worksheets/second-grade/math/.
Education.com calls itself the go-to site for involved parents. Besides being an information resource, it offers hundreds of 2nd grade math worksheets via a filtered search so that you can find what you need quickly. The link is http://www.education.com/worksheets/second-grade/math/.
This is a commercial site that sells e-books and is less flashy than other sources (without the banner ads, you might think it was a website from the late 90s). However, it offers dozens of free 2nd grade math worksheets that can generate new problems with just a click—essentially, you can get an endless amount of worksheets for each topic. Go to http://www.123kidsmath.com/mathWorksheets2grade.html.
Math Worksheet Wizard
Math Worksheet Wizard is similar to 123kidsmath.com in that it generates new worksheets on the same topic. To access its 2nd grade math worksheets, visit http://mathworksheetwizard.com/secondgrade-math.html.
Homeschooling has flourished over the past two decades thanks to the Internet, and the numerous resulting websites can also be a resource for parents who send their kids to a traditional school. HomeschoolMath.Net provides dozens of randomly generated 2nd grade math worksheets at http://www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/grade_2.php.
Math Worksheets Land
Originally started by a teacher in 2010, Math Worksheets Land boasts a crew of 16 educators creating worksheets that are guided by Common Core standards. The site, touted as the largest selection of math worksheets on the Web, also includes lessons and quizzes. The second-grade math worksheets can be accessed at http://www.mathworksheetsland.com/2/.
Last, but not least, for parents or teachers who prefer not to manually grade worksheets, Thinkster’s iPad app offers worksheets on digital paper and grading/feedback from an experienced coach. In other words, your child completes his or her work on the iPad and performance is tracked electronically to save parents time and also allows for a personal tutor to review the child’s work. You can sign up for a free trial here.
Have you ever used math worksheets from the Internet? Share the resources in the comments!