Second grade


Second grade

In the United States, Second grade (called Grade 2 in some regions) is a year of primary education. The second grade is the second school year after kindergarten. Students are usually 7 - 8 years old.

In mathematics, students are taught place value to hundreds or thousands, and renaming with addition and subtraction. Measurement is extended to the meter, foot, yard, kilogram, pound, and pint. Usually multiplication and division is introduced towards the end of the school year. Addition and subtraction facts are practiced throughout the year. Students also learn about plane and solid shapes in geometry and explore how they are apparent in our everyday lives. Some second grade topics in math can be explored at the following website. [ [http://www.aaastudy.com/grade2.htm Second Grade ] ]

In reading, students read to perform a task using fictional and non-fictional texts, and learn about story elements, text features, and character traits. In many counties and districts, schools have reading benchmarks that students need to meet by the end of each quarter and/or school year.

Students in second grade also learn the basics of grammar in writing, including subject, verbs, and adjectives. They also write to inform, to express personal ideas, and to persuade.

Although the U.S. does not formally have national grade standards, there are groups selected by the Dept of Education to develop standards which are generally used by each State to set their own standards. For mathematics, it is the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. There is an English guide to the second grade maths standards and expectations. [ [http://www.time4learning.com/second_grade_math.htm Second Grade Math Help| 2nd Grade Learning Games - Time4Learning ] ] This description was built by using the major states as a norm.

At the same age, English, Scottish and Welsh pupils are in their third year of compulsory education and in their fourth year in Northern Ireland.

In Brazil now, the time for elementary school were recently raised from 8 to 9 years, and the minimum age required to the second grade was changed from 6 to 7 years old.

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