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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)