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Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction (Standard 2.OA.1). Fluently add and subtract within 20 (Standard 2.OA.2) and work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication (Standards 2.OA.34).

Standard 2.OA.1

Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns in all positions, for example, by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

  • A Pencil and a Sticker
    This activity poses the question "A pencil costs 59 cents, and a sticker costs 20 cents less. How much do a pencil and a sticker cost together?"
  • Grade 2 Math Module 1: Sums and Differences to 100 (EngageNY)
    Module 1 sets the foundation for students to master sums and differences to 20. Students subsequently apply these skills to fluently add one-digit to two-digit numbers at least through 100 using place value understanding, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
  • Grade 2 Math Module 4: Addition and Subtraction Within 200 with Word Problems to 100 (EngageNY)
    In Module 4, students develop place value strategies to fluently add and subtract within 100; they represent and solve one- and two-step word problems of varying types within 100; and they develop conceptual understanding of addition and subtraction of multi-digit numbers within 200. Using a concrete to pictorial to abstract approach, students use manipulatives and math drawings to develop an understanding of the composition and decomposition of units, and they relate these representations to the standard algorithm for addition and subtraction.
  • Grade 2 Unit 2: Becoming Fluent with Addition and Subtraction (Georgia Standards)
    In this unit students will cultivate an understanding of how addition and subtraction affect quantities and are related to each other, will reinforce the multiple meanings for addition (combine, join, and count on) and subtraction (take away, remove, count back, and compare), further develop their understanding of the relationships between addition and subtraction, recognize how the digits 0-9 are used in our place value system to create numbers and manipulate amounts and continue to develop their understanding solving problems with money.
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking (2.OA) - Second Grade Core Guide
    The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and educators around the state of Utah developed these guides for Second Grade Mathematics - Operations and Algebraic Thinking (2.OA)
  • Saving Money 2
    The purpose of this task is for students to relate addition and subtraction problems to money and to situations and goals related to saving money. This problem shows the work advanced second graders might use for adding 2-digit numbers.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialists - Trish  French or Molly  Basham and see the Mathematics - Elementary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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