Pacing Guide for 2nd Grade Math

The second grade math curriculum was designed to be implemented over the course of a single school year. It will include seven units of study over 140 instructional days (including days for lessons, flex days, and unit assessments). We intentionally did not account for all 180 instructional days in order for teachers to fit in additional review or extension, teacher-created assessments, and school-based events.

Each unit includes a specific number of lessons, a day for assessment, and a recommended number of flex days (see the table below). These flex days can be used at the teacher’s discretion; however, for units that include both major and supporting/additional work, it is strongly recommended that the flex days be spent on content that aligns with the major work of the grade.

Each lesson was designed to be implemented within, approximately, a 50-minute class period. A suggested break down of a typical class period is shown below; however, this time allotment will vary depending on the lesson and lesson structure chosen by the teacher.

In addition to the main lessons, it is recommended to also allocate 10 minutes for daily word problem practice and 15 minutes for daily fluency. These additional blocks are meant to provide sufficient time and practice for these aspects of rigor.

The table below reflects the instructional days for the first 5 units released so far and will be updated with the additions of Units 6 and 7. 

Lessons Flex Days + Assessment Total

Unit 1: Adding and Subtracting Within 20

Topic A: Topic A: Adding and Subtracting within 10 and Counting

Topic B: Topic B: Strategies to Add and Subtract within 20

Topic C: Topic C: Story Problems within 20

15 2 17

Unit 2: Adding and Subtracting Within 100

Topic A: Topic A: Adding & Subtracting with Multiples of Ten

Topic B: Topic B: Strategies for Adding within 100

Topic C: Topic C: Strategies for Subtracting within 100

Topic D: Topic D: Working within 100 and Categorical Data

21 3 24

Unit 3: Measurement

Topic A: Topic A: Metric Measurement

Topic B: Topic B: Foundations of Number Lines

Topic C: Topic C: Line Plots and Data

13 4 17

Unit 4: Place Value with Numbers to 1,000 & Money

Topic A: Topic A: Understanding and Representing Three Digit Numbers

Topic B: Topic B: Reasoning with Numbers to 1000

Topic C: Topic C: Place Value in Action - Money and Word Problems

22 2 24

Unit 5: Adding and Subtracting Within 1,000

Topic A: Topic A: Adding with Mental Strategies

Topic B: Topic B: Adding within 1,000

Topic C: Topic C: Subtracting with Mental Strategies

Topic D: Topic D: Subtracting within 1,000

Topic E: Topic E: Story Problems and Explaining Addition and Subtracting Thinking

25 4 29

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