## Second Grade Math Games for Parents

The games cover these important areas in 2nd grade math:

• Number Recognition and Counting
• Greater Than/Less Than, More or Less
• Place Value, Addition, and Rounding to 100
• Place Value, Addition, and Rounding to 1,000
• Subtraction
• Multiplication
• Division
• Multiple Operations
• Money
• Time
• Fractions
• Shapes

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Here is a sample game that I have found very effective when working with second graders:

Get Close to 100 is a great game for second graders. It helps children practice double-digit addition with special emphasis on understanding place value.

Get Close to 100

What you need:
- 2 – 4 players
- deck of cards, 10s removed
- Get “Close to 100″ recording sheets (below) for each player

The object of the game is to make a two-digit addition problem that comes as close to 100 as possible.

Shuffle cards and place them face down in a pile.

Player #1 turns over 4 cards and moves the cards around until he/she has created a two-digit addition problem whose sum will be as close to 100 as he/she can make it. You can go over 100. Player #1 records this problem on his/her recording sheet. Player #2 checks for addition accuracy.

Example: Player #1 draws a 4, a 7, a 2, and a 5. He/she moves the cards around until she/he decides that:

47 + 52 = 99 is the closest that he/she can get.

Player # 2 draws four cards and does the same.

The points for each round are the difference between their sum and 100.

Example: A sum of 95 scores 5 points and so does a sum of 105.

Players compare scores at the end of this first round. They put their four cards in a discard pile and player #2 begins first and turns over four more cards for the second round.

After six rounds, players total their points and the player with the lowest score wins.