Hands-On Problem Solving for Grade 2 is divided into three sections: routine, non-routine, and extended explorations.
In section one, students solve routine problems that focus on specific math concepts (number, patterns, measurement, geometry).
The following diagrams show how Part-Part-Whole Model, Comparison Model, Equal Parts of a Whole Model.
Word problems can be challenging for students, especially second-graders, who may still be learning to read.
Students may use linking cubes to model the stoplights and record combinations by coloring the sheet appropriately.
Hands-On Problem Solving is an easy-to-use resource that helps teachers plan and implement best practices for teaching problem solving throughout the school year.[Grade 1] [Grade 2] [Grade 3] [Grade 4] [Grade 5] The Word Problems are listed by grade and, within each grade, by theme.I always find that providing a seasonal worksheet helps keep my daughter excited about doing her work.Children who struggle converting a word problem into a math equation will find it reassuring (confidence builder) to revisit the same verbal clues with different numbers, so consider printing a couple regenerations of each problem.In a classroom setting you can provide a problem to partners or a group of students to solve together and then provide a regeneration of the same problem for the children to do solo.  Teachers create puzzles that vary in both the number and size of pieces to differentiate this activity to best meet the varied needs of learners in the class.Digit Game - 1 challenges students to form the largest number possible using the three digits each player has drawn.  Students must identify the winner of the game and explain how they decided who won.Quilt Square Challenge: First graders at Flynn School in Perth Amboy, NJ, used quilt blocks and quilt mats to recreate 4x4 and 9x9 quilt block patterns.The following are some examples of 2nd Grade Word Problems for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These word problems are solved with the help of "thinking blocks" or "block diagrams" which are used in Singapore Math or tape diagrams used in Common Core Math. How to use "thinking blocks" to help even young children - 1st grade, 2nd grade - understand, model and solve word problems.