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Week 8: Rising 2nd Grade Summer Math Problems

Rising 2nd Grade Summer Math

Many people have asked for summer math problems for other grades. My school has helpfully provided this summer curriculum for rising 2nd grade but for other grades, there isn’t a daily math problem curriculum (yet). Instead, my school has these great math games for other grades.

p.s. The other weeks are here: Week 1, Week 2Week 3Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7.

Rising 3rd Grade.

This is like a game of BINGO. Complete five activities in any one row or diagonal (columns of the same letter do not count in this game).    Because space is limited, some of the directions are abbreviated.  You can make up any additional directions you may need.
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Write down all the numbers you see on the phone.  Add these together to get the sum.
Get a handful  of coins . Name them. Count them and write how much money you counted.
Write today’s temperature. How is it different from yesterday? Predict tomorrow’s temperature.
Write an estimate of how many jumping jacks you can do in one minute. Try it!
Write a story that
12 – 7 will solve.
If you found 20 nickels, how much money would you have? Write it.
Estimate how long it will take an ice cube to melt in your hand. Test your estimate.
Solve this is in 2 different ways:
49 + 85. Write a story that will solve the equation.
Find a graph in a newspaper or magazine.  What kind of graph is it? What does the graph tell you?
Look at a box of cereal. Write down all of the numbers you see on it. Order them from least to most.
Get a small bowl of cereal.  Estimate how many pieces you have. Group the pieces in 10’s to count.
Get a collection of 100 small things. How many groups of 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 25 and 50 can you make?
Extend this pattern.
#??+#??+#??+
Tell what the 15th shape is and how you know.
How many ways can you make 50 cents using nickels, dimes and quarters.
Have a rectangular prism treat. Eat an ice cream sandwich! How many other rectangular prisms can you find in your house?
8 – __ = 5
Find the missing number. Write a story problem for this equation.
Record the temperature and if it’s sunny, rainy or cloudy for one week. Then graph the results.
Get a one cup measuring cup.  Guess how many cups it would take to fill a pitcher of water. Try it.
Draw 8 cookies and color 4 of them.  Write the fraction that you colored.
Write the numbers counting by 25’s  to 500.
Time yourself to see how far you can count in one minute. Write this number. Describe how to build it with base 10 blocks.
Investigate to find out if all the doors in your house are the same width. Write the widths.
Solve this 2 different ways: 401 – 250 =
Is it more likely, less likely or equally likely to roll an odd or an even number on a regular die? Roll 50 times to test it.
Suppose you saw 8 dogs. How many dog legs would you see?

Rising 4th Grade.

Multiplication Top-It

 

Object of the game  To collect the most cards.
Materials needed  Everything Math Deck (number cards 0-10, 4 of each). When you don’t have an Everyday Math Deck you can create one.One method is to use a regular deck of playing cards.           
     For the numbers 2-10, use the regular cards.  
      For zero, write a “0” on the queen face cards.
     For the number 1, use the aces.  
      For 11-18, use the kings and jacks, one number on each card.
     For 19 and 20, use the jokers.

Another method for games that don’t require the use of numbers greater than 10 would be to use the playing cards from the game of UNO.

Players  2 – 4
Directions      
1.      One player shuffles the cards and places the deck number-side-down on the playing surface.
2.      Each player turns over 2 cards and calls out the product of the numbers.
3.      The player with the greatest product wins the round and takes all the cards.
4.      Play ends when not enough cards are left for each player to have another turn.
5.      The player with the most cards wins. In case of a tie for the greatest product, each tied player turns over 2 more cards and calls out their product. The player with the greatest product takes all the cards from both plays.
Rising 5th Grade.
Beat the Calculator (Multiplication)
Object of the game  To beat the calculator in finding answer to a multiplication basic fact.
Materials needed  Everything Math Deck (numbers 1-10, 4 of each)
Players   3
Directions
1.      One player is the “Caller,” and one is the “Calculator,” and one is the “Brain.”
2.      One player shuffles the cards and places them with the numbers facedown on the playing surface.
3.       The Caller draws 2 cards from the number deck and asks for their product.
4.      The Calculator solves the problem using a calculator. The Brain solves it without a calculator. As soon as a player has found the product, he or she says it aloud. The Caller  decides who got the correct answer first.
5.      The Caller continues to draw 2 cards at a time from the number deck and asks for their product.
6.      Players trade roles every 10 turns or so.

Example  The Caller draws a 10 and 7 and says “10 times 7.” The Brain and the Calculator solve the problem and say their answers aloud. The Caller decides who got the correct answer first.

Advanced version
To play the game with extended multiplication facts, the Caller draws 2 cards from the number deck. He or she attaches a 0 either to one of the factors or to both factors, before asking for the product.
High-Number Toss: Decimal Version
Object of the game  To make the largest decimal number possible.
Materials needed  Everything Math Deck (number cards 0-9, 4 of each), sheets of paper
Players  2
Directions      
1.      Each player makes a scorecard like the one shown below.  Players fill out their own scorecards.
2.      One player shuffles the cards and places the deck with the numbers facedown on the playing surface.
3.      In each round:
     Player 1 draws the top card from the deck and writes that number on one of the 3 blanks on the scorecard. It need not be the first blank — it can be any of them.
     Player 2 draws the next card from the deck and writes the number on one of his or her blanks.
     Players take turns doing this 2 more times. The player with the larger decimal number wins the round.
                                                                   
4.      Scoring: The winner’s score for a round is the difference between the 2 player’s scores. The other player scores 0 points for the round.
5.      Players take turns starting a round. At the end of 4 rounds, they find their total scores. The player with the larger total score wins the game.


Monday, August 6

Count how many doorknobs, mirrors, and light switches there are in your home. Make a line plot with an X for each one you count.

Tuesday, August 7

Think of a theme — sports, animals or shopping. Write a number story showing 10 – 7. Now write an addition story for 8 + 2.

Wednesday, August 8

Explore this website and try some math story problems.

Thursday, August 9

Ask someone at home to time you for 15 seconds. Count how many times you can hop on your right foot, then your left. Set a timer here.

Friday, August 10

Write down 5 telephone numbers of people you know. Add the numbers in each telephone number. Who has the greatest sum? Who has the smallest sum?

Saturday, August 11

Roll two dice and write the largest 2-digit number with them. Write a <, >, or = sign. Write a number next to the sign to make it true. (Can’t find two dice? Use these virtual ones.)

Sunday, August 12

Draw a picture with a trapezoid, a rhombus, and a hexagon. Label each shape. (Can’t remember what these shapes are? Go here.)

image from PhilipMartin.info
All the weeks for Going Into 2nd Grade Summer Math Problems are here:

Going into 2nd Grade Daily Math Problems: Week 1

Going into 2nd Grade Daily Math Problems: Week 2

Going into 2nd Grade Daily Math Problems: Week 3

Going into 2nd Grade Daily Math Problems: Week 4

Going into 2nd Grade Daily Math Problems: Week 5

Going into 2nd Grade Daily Math Problems: Week 6

Going into 2nd Grade Daily Math Problems: Week 7

Going into 2nd Grade Daily Math Problems: Week 8

Going into 2nd Grade Daily Math Problems: Week 9

Going into 2nd Grade Daily Math Problems: Week 10

Going into 2nd Grade Daily Math Problems: Week 11

 

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

2 Comments

  1. Ann

    These are great! I love the bingo for the older kids! The game aspect would motivate my daughter especially.
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    • Hi Ann,
      Did the Bingo card cut off? Can’t figure out how to make it show the whole thing. Gaming for math is a fun way to prevent summer math slide. I need to get my kids to do this!

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