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Digital Math Resources Your Second Grade Students Will Love!

Going digital is important now more than ever. Even before the pandemic, technology had taken its place as a major leader in our classrooms. Now, in the middle of a global pandemic, technology has become crucial for us to continue to reach our students. As teachers it is so important for us to make our lessons adaptable so that they can easily convert to whatever the day brings. It might be face to face learning, distance learning, or a hybrid combination of both!  And. . . what you do tomorrow might be different from today. In second grade, there are many important foundational math skills that are introduced and taught. As a veteran teacher, I know how important it is to make sure my students are getting everything they need, even if I don't have them with me everyday. Going digital was the perfect option and I have found lots of fun, engaging and effective 2nd grade digital math resources. I can't wait to share them with you!

Digital Place Value Activities

Place value is one of those super important foundational skills that requires understanding because the standard just keeps growing and building over the years. Students must understand what numbers represent and how numbers relate to each other.  This is place value. 

Often times students struggle with the concept because it is so abstract. Over the years I've found that reaching my students through a more concrete approach has helped tremendously with their understanding. I love to use manipulatives such as base ten blocks or place value counters to help with this concept. However, this teaching method becomes a bit more challenging when we switch to digital learning. No worries! I've got you covered. I took all of my favorite place value activities and created a Digital Place Value Google Slides Numbers to 1,000 bundle! 

digital place value activities for second grade

Here are just a few of the important skills your students will work with the digital place value activities:
  • Typing the number in word form
  • Expanded notation
  • Building a number with base ten blocks
  • Building a number with place value discs
All of the prep work is done for you!  That makes this no-prep option a time saver for you without sacrificing any of the rigor or learning opportunities for your students. With numbers to 1,000, you can use the resource all year long.   Check out the digital place value fun in this video:

Digital Hands-On

My students love it because it is hands-on and so interactive. They really love being able to move the different manipulatives and build the numbers.  This makes it as close to hands-on as you can get in the digital realm.  And we all know that hands-on practice is what helps our students master these new skills.
You can incorporate these digital place value activities into your daily routine in so many different ways. It is perfect for math centers and independent work while you are still teaching in the classroom. And it transitions beautifully to distance learning because it is already DIGITAL!  I have found that using it in the classroom made for a very easy transition when we switched to virtual later.  

As you know place value is not one of those one-and-done lessons. I think it is so important to practice place value daily in the classroom. Using this digital resource allows me to do just that while keeping my kids actively engaged and meeting all of their different learning styles. My kids love this resource so much! They are always begging for more, so I've started incorporating it as an extension activity at the end of some of my lessons. It works out great! 

Try it Out for Free!

If you want to complete a test run with this type of activity in your classroom, be sure to grab this Digital Halloween Place Value Numbers to 1000 FREEBIE! You and your students will get a sneak peek of the place value greatness in this free 30-page PDF that is already set up and ready to go with Google slides. 

Digital Number of the Day

Place value and number sense go hand in hand.  And my motto for both is "repetition, repetition, repetition!" So it shouldn't be a surprise that I try to sprinkle it throughout my entire day and not just cover it in isolation during my math block.  When we see a number in a book, we do a quick number talk.  I've even been known to stop our class line walking down the hall when I see a number that lines up with a great review or reinforcement of our math lesson.  Numbers are everywhere and so are learning opportunities.

So Many Ways to Use it!

I've found that adding Number of the Day to my morning meeting routine is another seamless way to integrate math in our day.  I love to add the skill in during morning meeting while we are all on the carpet together. It is so easy to intertwine with calendar skills or by having the kids count by 2s or 5s on their way to the carpet. 

Using a digital Number of the Day Activity is also one of my favorite ways to sneak in place value during a transition time. It's so easy to project on the board so that students can see it from anywhere in our classroom. 

It also works really well as daily morning work.  It comes in both printable and digital forms which makes it great for any learning situation.  It serves as a great spiral review for a variety of number sense skills.  I have found this very effective with students who are struggling because they get repeated practice of a previously taught skill.  We also use this as a review in our math groups.  Here I can differentiate for the needs of each group by making the daily activity match the needs of the students.

Number Sense for the Entire Year

The Second-Grade Number of the Day Bundle has everything you need to get you through the entire school year! While it covers all of the 2nd grade standards, it can also be used for 1st and 3rd grades! 

The Number of the Day Bundle includes 11 different units, one for each month of the school year!  Just imagine having morning work done for the year...or a chunk of your morning meeting done for the year...or a quick review for small groups done for the year.  You won't have to worry that you're meeting the standards because it is all done for you.  Here's a glimpse into this fun digital resource:

Try it out in your classroom!

Give the digital Number of the Day activities a try in your classroom with this free Back to School themed Number of the Day activity. Try one week number of the day for free!  It's a great way to set a routine, try out using it in different ways and decide if it will help both you and your students.  And . . . you don't have to use it only during back to school season. With a school theme, you can use it any time of the year.  It will make a great review!

Number Lines

Remember earlier how I mentioned that I like to teach place value in a more concrete way? Number lines are another example of how I do that. They are great hands-on learning tools where students are really able to visualize the concept being taught. I always have a number line visible in the classroom. We use it to skip count, to find numbers before and after, to compare numbers and so much more!  The kids love to take turns coming up to the board and moving the pointer as we count.  I wanted to be able to use these same concepts digitally too, so I turned these resources into a Digital Number Line with Numbers to 100 activity.

When we are face to face in the classroom, I mainly use this activity in math centers. It is perfect for centers because it is so interactive. The students get to move numbers and text boxes around on their screens. When we switch to distance learning, I'm able to use these slides as an extension to our lessons or even as homework. I can even pull up the activity and use it to teach or model by sharing my screen in our online video conference.  There are so many possibilities with these engaging and interactive number line activities. 

Color My Math

Who doesn't love to color? I know my students' eyes light up when it is time to break out our color boxes in class. It is hard to lug all those materials back and forth from home to school, though, and it is even harder for parents to keep up with all of those supplies at home...especially when they are trying to work from home and supervise their child's online learning. 

Color My Math takes the headache out of coloring! Students are able to complete the same concept digitally! As they correctly answer questions, a piece of the coloring sheet is filled in for them! They love to watch the progression and keep coming back for more. Tons of skills such as place value, ten more ten less, and rounding are covered in the bundle. If you want to find out more about how to use color my math in your classroom be sure to read this blog post

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Digital Color My Math

With all of the unexpected changes in education lately, we teachers have been forced to up our game. Technology is now more important than ever and digital learning has become a major part of our day to day routines even in the primary grades.  We can fight it or we can embrace it and use it to our advantage.  I am choosing to use it to my advantage and I hope you will too!  To help you do just that I have created a variety of Digital Color by Number math activities to keep your elementary students busy and actively engaged all year long.

Great Math Practice or Review

Elementary school is not what it used to be - just ask a teacher who has been teaching a while!  With so many standards to cover throughout the year, it is important that we learn to put a new spin on them to keep the students' attention. I have pulled from my knowledge and years of experience to create these digital activities that can be used in the classroom or at home as part of distance learning. These activities are a great way to review math standards in a fun and engaging way.

With these digital color by number style activities, students will complete a variety of math practice problems. Each time they answer they will be provided with immediate feedback. This is such a benefit because it allows students to learn from their mistakes so they can apply that learning, try again without a grade penalty, and work independently.  Not only that, but this process builds self-esteem as students find success in the learning process.

Fun and Versatile Activities

These activities can be used in several different ways. Use them as independent practice after a lesson, add them to your math centers, or even engage students from the moment they walk in the door with fun morning work.  You can use them for your early finishers or as homework too! There's really no right or wrong way to use them!   What is most important is to do what is best for your classroom and students.

Each Color My Math digital activity comes with two options: Google Forms and Google Slides. You can allow your students the freedom to choose which Google app they use, or you can assign one based on students' experience, grading options, and technological ability. Just choose what you feel works best for your kids.  This activity itself is the same and provides the same great skills practice.

In each activity, students will answer standards-based questions that focus on one particular math skill.  As students enter a correct answer, a part of the "color by number picture" is automatically colored in.  Once students have answered all of the questions correctly, the completed picture will appear.  Each activity has 5 to 10 questions to complete.

While the correct answer will help to color in the picture, students might get the answer incorrect and that is to be expected.  Instead of the picture missing color or students being stuck, they are immediately prompted to try again.  With no limit on how many chances a student gets, there is success to be had for everyone!  Instant student feedback is provided throughout the activities giving students the ability to work independently.

As a bonus, students are learning some basic technology skills too!  That's one of the benefits of digital activities that we often forget.  Sometimes we get so focused on the main academic skills that we tend to overlook the secondary skills like technology, logic, and independent working.  

Skills-Based Learning

While there is a benefit to a mixed skills review throughout the year, our students also need skill-specific practice opportunities.  That is exactly what is provided in the Color My Math digital activities.  Each set focuses on one specific math skill and provides multiple activities to help students master that skill.

1. Place Value

Place value is the foundation of so many math skills we teach.  As the foundation classrooms around the world start each school year with this important skill.  It plays an important part in understanding almost everything else we do.  And since place value is a skill that we gradually expand upon as numbers increase, it is taught and reviewed by multiple grade levels.

A solid understanding of place value helps with all of the basic operations, rounding, estimating and so much more.  Yet, it seems to be an area that can be such a struggle for kids to master.

I have put together a few different Color My Math resources that focus on place value.  This set focuses on tens and ones with a Thanksgiving theme.  Usually, by Thanksgiving, this skill has already been taught making this a great independent center or review activity.  

As students get older they begin working on place value and decimals.  This winter place value set will give your 3rd - 5th-grade students opportunities to practice place value involving decimals in a fun and interactive way.

2. Ten More and Ten Less

Building fluency with number sense is something that is so important for us to help our students build.  After all, it is the basis of numbers and many math applications.  As we all know, primary level math skills are the foundation building blocks for upper level and more advanced math concepts.  

A solid understanding of ten more and ten less will help our students as they work on addition and subtraction, mental math, estimating, and understanding quantity.  

Color My Math 10 More / 10 Less is ready to help your students practice this important skill.  This activity has a New Year's theme which often correlates to when it found in many scope and sequences.  However, if you need this activity at another time the color by number images can be relevant to almost any time of the year.  Who doesn't love a party hat or fireworks in November or March!

3. Ordering and Comparing Numbers

As students are developing their understanding of numbers, learning to determine how numbers relate to one another is a key part of the process.  Comparing and ordering numbers is an important skill for students to master and it goes a long way in helping them develop a solid number sense foundation.

Comparing numbers is a relational skill where students not only determine how one number relates to another but also how numbers can be ordered to show more and less.  It is the foundation of a student's understanding of the quantity that a number represents.

Engage your students in Ordering and Comparing Numbers with these fun digital activities.

4. Rounding

As I think of math skills and how I use them in everyday life, there is probably no more important skill than rounding.  The ability for students to round numbers in order to solve a problem or do mental math in day to day life is so important.  I find myself rounding all the time to figure out approximate costs or quantities.  

Helping students develop a solid understanding of rounding is vital.  These rounding Color My Math activities will do just that.  

5. Number Lines

Number lines are one of my favorite math tools.  For our young students, math concepts can be so abstract.  Using a tool like a number line can make these skills more concrete.  Number lines help students with counting, comparing numbers, ordering numbers, and more.  Even as students get more advanced, number lines are helpful tools.  Students can learn about positive and negative numbers, fractions and so much more using this amazing tool.

Number lines allow students to move from number to number without starting back at zero every time.  For some students that can be a game-changer!  Try these Number Line Color My Math Activities and help your students develop strong fluency skills.

6. Composing and Decomposing Numbers

So often when we think of composing and decomposing numbers we think of primary students in kindergarten and first grade.  But this skill is so important for our older elementary students too.  Students need a solid place value understanding in order to be able to break numbers apart and build them.

These Composing and Decomposing Number activities will have your 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students working with large numbers.  One set focuses on numbers to 10,000 and is great for 3rd-grade students moving beyond the thousands place.  A second set focuses on numbers to 100,000 and decimals to the hundreds and is great for 4th and 5th-grade students.

7. Problem Solving

Isn't this one of the end goals of math - problem-solving!  Everything we work on with our students is with this goal in mind.  We want our students to be able to use the math concepts they have learned to think through and solve number problems.  I'm not sure if there is too much problem-solving practice!

Problem-solving can take on a lot of different facets because there are so many skills and concepts that can be used.  Before jumping into problem-solving that uses a variety of skills, it is important for our students to know how to apply single skills to problem-solving.  These Color My Math Problem Solving activities are perfect for that targeted practice.

Color My Math

You can find all of the Color My Math activities in my store at Teachers Pay Teachers.  This bundle is a great way to cover a variety of skills and concepts and save some money too!

This first-grade skills bundle (which would also be great for a 2nd-grade review of advanced kindergarten) includes everything you need to provide digital math review activities all year long!

Save these Digital Math Review Ideas

Don't waste time searching the internet for quality digital math resources every time you lesson plan.  Instead, pin this to your favorite classroom Pinterest board so you can come back quickly and easily.

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