In Mathematics 2, students begin to develop the skills to solve problems mentally and to explain how they solved a problem aloud or through writing. They count to 1,000 and identify even and odd numbers. Students discover multiple strategies for adding and subtracting numbers and determine which strategies work best for various problem types. They work with number lines and use them to represent whole numbers and their sums and differences. In this course, students expand their knowledge of place value to include thousands and use this concept to compare numbers. They use standard units of measurement to express the length of objects in inches, feet, centimeters, and meters. Mathematics 2 introduces digital and analog time and presents students with word problems involving money. In addition to learning monetary values, students also learn to use the dollar and cent symbols appropriately. Students also deepen their understanding of geometric shapes while exploring fractions by dividing shapes into halves, thirds, and fourths. They are introduced to new ways of representing data, including line plots, picture graphs, and bar graphs. This course uses mathematics’ manipulatives to help students visualize problems in addition to a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.