Last updated: 8/10/2016


NYS Common Core-Math-Grade 2 -Quarter 4

(1) 2.G.1 Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.5 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
(1) 2.G.2 Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
(1) 2.G.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

How are geometric shapes similar and different?

Where do we find geometric shapes in the real world?

Geometry: Reason with shapes and their attributes.

(5 weeks)

Students will be able to:

  1. Identify and draw shapes (triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and cubes) based on their attributes (number of angles/corners, sides, or faces.)

  2. Divide rectangles into rows and columns of equal sized squares.

  3. Divide circles and rectangles into two, three or four equal parts.

  4. Describe equal parts using fraction words. (halves, thirds, half of, one-third, etc.)


Lessons and Activities:

  1. Shape Reveal / Shape Reveal Chart.docx is an interactive whiteboard resource for facilitating discussion on 2d shape properties. Scratch the panels to uncover sections of the shape then think about what the revealed section shows.

  2. Shape Cutter / Shape Cutter Activity.docx This student interactive, from Illuminations, allows students to explore how they can decompose shapes and recompose them to make other shapes.

  3. I've Seen That Shape Before In these many activities students learn the names of solid geometric shapes and explore their properties.  These activities would be great for small group settings.

  4. Creating Polygons This web-based lesson features an interactive tool for students to use. In Creating Polygons, students make and compare a variety of polygons and describe the properties of the shapes they create.

  5. Shapes and Poetry / Shape Art Worksheet  Students read the poem "Shapes" from A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein, and create their own illustration of the poem. In this lesson, students explore geometric figures and positional words.

  6. Share and Share Alike is a lesson plan that equips students to divide an object into equal parts.

Suggested Literature:

  1. Eating Fractions by Bruce McMillan

  2. web book I Want My Half

  3. Circus Shapes by Stuart Murphy

  4. The Silly Story of Goldie Locks and the Three Squares by Grace Maccarone



  1. Shapes Example and Non_Example.docx

  2. Write a Shape Poem or Story.docx

  3. comparing-polygons.pdf (Select 2 polygons and compare.)

  4. Share and Share Alike  
  1. Partition-a-rectangle.pdf 

  2. Making-rectangles.pdf

  3. Skills Evaluation Chart_Q4A.docx
(1) 2.MD.7 Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.

Why do we need to tell time in our daily lives?

What is the relationship between analog and digital clocks?

What strategies can help me tell time?


(2.5 weeks)

Students will be able to:

  1. Tell time from an analog clock and digital clock.

  2. Know when to use a.m. and p.m.

  3. Tell time to the nearest 5 minutes.


Lessons and Activities: 

  1. Investigate_ How Log is 5 Minutes.docx This printable activity can be used in a small or large group setting to help student understand the length of time.

  2. Telling Time is a web-based lesson teaches the skill of telling time in five-minute intervals.

  3. Interactive Analog Clock is a resource that provides an online interactive whiteboard clock.  Use this to model reading time to students.

  4. Stop the Clock is an online matching that would help students practice telling time on both analog and digit clocks.

  5. daily-acitivities.pdf is a worksheet to help students understand a.m. and p.m.

Suggested Literature:

  1. A Second is a Hiccup by Hazel Hutchins

  2. Five Minutes Peace by Jill Murphy


  1. Write the Time (Analog)

  2. Draw the Hand on the Clock

  3. Time Quiz 

  4. Time Journal Entry.docx 
  1. Skills Evaluation Chart_Q4B.docx
(1) 2.OA.4 Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

How is addition related to multiplication?

Foundation for Multiplication: Rectangular Arrays

(2.5 weeks)

Students will be able to:

  1. Define an array.

  2. Create rectangular arrays.

  3. Understand the pattern of addition to create an array.

  4. Analyze repeated addition to understand the idea of multiplication.
  5. Write equations to express arrays and the sums.


Lessons and Activities:

  1. Circles and Stars This lesson by Marilyn Burns helps students to practice facts and to learn a strategy to find the product.
  1. Basic Skills -Multiplication is an online resource viually helps an instructor to teach and practice multiplication.

  2. 100 Hungry Ants Arrays is an activity to engage students in learning about arrays. 

  3. Array Activites

Suggested Literature:

  1. One Hundred Hungry Ants By Elinor J. Pinczes

  2. Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream, A Mathematical Story by Cindy Neuschwander


  1. 100 Hungry Ants Arrays    
  1. Making Arrays Activity 
  1. Skills Evaluation Chart_Q4C.docx
Common Core Suggested Glossary

NYLearns Mathematics Glossary: (Grades PreK-2)

This glossary contains those terms found in or associated with the Common Core State Standards.  The glossary includes terms that are essential to understanding and developing mastery of the Standards. For additional definitions and terms, please refer to the appropriate Appendices for the ELA/Literacy or Math Common Core State Standards.

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