In Everyday Mathematics you can expect to see…
…a problem-solving approach based on everyday situations
…an instructional approach that revisits concepts regularly
…frequent practice of basic skills, often through games
…lessons based on activities and discussion, not a textbook…mathematical content that goes beyond basic arithmetic
Content Emphasized in Grade 2 Mathematics
In Everyday Mathematics, children develop a broad background by learning concepts and skills in all these six content strands. The second-grade program emphasizes the following content.· Number and Numeration-Counting, reading and writing numbers-Identifying place value-Comparing Numbers-Working with fractions-Using money to develop place value and decimal concepts· Operations and Computation-Recalling addition and subtraction facts-Exploring fact families-Adding and subtracting with tens and hundreds-Beginning multiplication and division-Exchanging money amounts· Data and Chance-Collecting, organizing, and displaying data using tables, charts, andgraphs· Measurement and Reference Frames-Using tools to measure length, weight, capacity, and volume-Using U.S. customary and metric measurement units-Using clocks, calendars, timelines, thermometers, and number lines· Geometry-Exploring 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes· Patterns, Functions, and Algebra-Exploring number patterns, rules for number sequences, relationsbetween numbers, and attributes
Everyday Math focuses on a realistic approach to problem solving in everyday situations. It's curriculum helps students make sense of math and feel comfortable with numbers.