Number and Operations
Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.
Develop understanding of the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers and of ordinal and cardinal numbers and their connections.
Connect number words and numerals to the quantities they represent, using various physical models and representations.
Grade 2 Curriculum Focal Points
Number and Operations: Developing an understanding of the base-ten numeration system and place-value concepts
Children develop an understanding of the base-ten numeration system and place-value concepts (at least to 1000). Their understanding of base-ten numeration includes ideas of counting in units and multiples of hundreds, tens, and ones, as well as a grasp of number relationships, which they demonstrate in a variety of ways, including comparing and ordering numbers. They understand multi-digit numbers in terms of place value, recognizing that place-value notation is a shorthand for the sums of multiples of powers of 10 (e.g., 853 as 8 hundreds + 5 tens + 3 ones).
Connections to the Grade 2 Focal Points
Number and Operations: Children use place value and properties of operations to create equivalent representations of given numbers (such as 35 represented by 35 ones, 3 tens and 5 ones, or 2 tens and 15 ones) and to write, compare, and order multi-digit numbers. They use these ideas to compose and decompose multi-digit numbers. Children add and subtract to solve a variety of problems, including applications involving measurement, geometry, and data, as well as nonroutine problems. In preparation for grade 3, they solve problems involving multiplicative situations, developing initial understandings of multiplication as repeated addition.