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Understand place value (Standards 2.NBT.1-4). They use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract (Standards 2.NBT.5-9).

Standard 2.NBT.7

Add and subtract within 1,000 using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, and ones and ones, and that it is sometimes necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.

  • Choral Counting
    The teacher will need a 100 chart or large number line and a pointer. As a whole group, have students chant the counting sequence starting with one to thirty, using the pointer to follow the number sequence. Over time, increase the range to one to fifty and then one to one hundred.
  • 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 Math Module 5: Addition and Subtraction Within 1,000 with Word Problems to 100 (Engage NY)
    In Module 5, students build upon their mastery of renaming place value units and extend their work with conceptual understanding of the addition and subtraction algorithms to numbers within 1,000, always with the option of modeling with materials or drawings. Throughout the module, students continue to focus on strengthening and deepening conceptual understanding and fluency.
  • Grade 2 Unit 4: Applying Base Ten Understanding (Georgia Standards)
    In this unit students will continue to develop their understanding of and facility with addition and subtraction, add up to 4 two-digit numbers, use a variety of models (base ten blocks- ones, tens, and hundreds only; diagrams; number lines; place value strategies; etc.) to add and subtract within one thousand and continue to develop their understanding of, and facility with, money.
  • How Many Days Until Summer Vacation?
    The purpose of the task is to allow children an opportunity to subtract a three-digit number including a zero that requires regrouping.
  • IXL Game: Mixed operations: Addition and Subtraction
    This game helps second graders fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. This is just one of many online games that supports the Utah Math core. Note: The IXL site requires subscription for unlimited use.
  • Jamir's Penny Jar
    The purpose of this task is to help students articulate their addition strategies as in and would be most appropriately used once students have a solid understanding of coin values. It also provides a context where it makes sense to "skip count by 5s and 10s" for the combinations that involve more than one nickel or dime.
  • Many Ways to do Addition 2
    The purpose of this task is not to teach or model the addition strategies. Rather the purpose of this task is make explicit different ways students can solve problems so that they will be able to find the most efficient strategy in any given situation and increase their addition fluency.
  • Number and Operations in Base Ten (2.NBT) - 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 - Number and Operations in Base Ten (2.NBT)
  • Peyton and Presley Discuss Addition
    This purpose of this task is to support students in developing an understanding of a place value strategy for adding numbers.
  • Saving Money 1
    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.
  • Toll Bridge Puzzle
    This task is intended to assess adding of four numbers as given in the standard while still being placed in a problem-solving context. As written this task is instructional; due to the random aspect regarding when the correct route is found, it is not appropriate for assessment.

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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