2nd Grade Math Word Problems

Welcome to the Math Salamanders 2nd Grade Math Word Problems.

Here you will find our range of Second Grade Math Word Problem Worksheets which will help your child apply and practice their Math skills to solve a range of 'real life' problems.

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2nd Grade Math Learning

At Second Grade, children love to explore Math with fun Math activities and games. Children will enjoy completing these Second Grade Math games and Math worksheets printable whilst learning at the same time.

During Second Grade, the Math work extends to place value up to 1000. Children practice counting in ones, tens and hundreds from different starting points. They build on their understanding of addition and subtraction and develop quick recall of basic addition and subtraction facts. Their written methods in addition and subtraction extends into using 3 digits.

At 2nd Grade children also learn to solve simple addition and subtraction problems and work out the answers mentally or on paper. Children are also introduced to mutiplication and division at this stage, and also the fraction 'half'. They learn their multiplication table up to 5x5.

The free printable Second Grade Math Worksheets, Games and other free Grade 2 Math sheets will help your child to achieve their Elementary Math benchmark set out by Achieve, Inc.

In the UK, 2nd Grade is equivalent to Year 3.

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2nd Grade Math Word Problems

Here you will find a range of problem solving worksheets.

The sheets involve using a range of math skills and knowledge to solve problems.

Each problem sheet is available in both standard and metric units (where appropriate), and comes complete with an answer sheet.

Most of the sheets in this section have come from 'real life' data such as animal and dinosaur facts. Children will be able to apply their math to solve and answer 'real' problems.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • apply their addition, subtraction, and multiplication skills;
  • apply their knowledge of rounding and place value;
  • solve a range of 'real life' problems.
All the free 2nd Grade Math sheets in this section support Elementary Math Benchmarks for 2nd Grade.

2nd Grade Math Word Problems

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Looking for some easier word problems?

If you are looking for some easier problems, then why not try our 1st grade math word problems.

The problems in this section are at a simpler level than those on this page.

The word problems are at a more basic level with easier numbers.

Looking for some harder word problems?

If you are looking for some more challenging word problems, then try our 3rd Grade math word problems.

The problems are at a more challenging level and involve larger numbers.

The problems also involve rounding and some problems include multiplication as well as addition and subtraction.

2nd Grade Addition & Subtraction

Before your child tackles 2nd grade word problems, they should be confident with their addition and subtraction skills.

The following sheets will support your child in learning to add and subtract mentally and using a written method.

Second Grade Math Puzzles

Here you will find a range of printable 2nd grade math puzzles for your child to enjoy.

The puzzles will help your child practice and apply their addition, subtraction and multiplication facts as well as developing their thinking and reasoning skills in a fun and engaging way.

Using these puzzles will help your child to:

  • learn their addition facts to 20+20;
  • learn and practice subtraction facts to 20;
  • pratice multiplying up to 5x5;
  • develop thinking and reasoning skills;
  • develop perseverance.

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