The Common Core Standards require that students be able to explain their mathematical thinking. These journal prompts give your students lots of practice at explaining the steps they used, strategies used and defending their answers.
The unit includes prompts for every second grade math standard. The standards are listed at the top of each prompt.
These prompts can be used in a center, as bell work, in guided math groups, as an assessment or as homework. They can be made into a book or can be used as independent worksheets.
Directions for preparation
Suggested uses for the journal
2 different journal covers
Journal prompt check off sheet
100 journal prompts
To see how I use my math journals in my classroom check my blog post: Write about Math
See some of my other 2nd grade math products!
Second Grade Spiral Math Task Cards for September
Place Value Interactive Notebook
I also have a 3rd , 4th, and 5th Grade versions of this journal!
3rd Grade Common Core Math Journal
Fifth Grade Math Journal with 130 Prompts