2nd Grade Math Games | Hands-On Math Centers

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Are you frustrated by the time you spend prepping math games for your 2nd graders only to find them confused by the game rules, missing game pieces, or in need of your support to play? Or maybe you're tired of math games that are really just worksheets repackaged as "games"?

Say goodbye to those challenges as you welcome the most unique set of low-prep math games to your second grade classroom! Your collection of Core Inspiration hands on math games get students:

★ Problem solving

★ Talking with peers about math

★ Moving while practicing math

★ Independently growing as mathematicians

The 59 hands-on 2nd grade math games included in this bundle are designed to help your second grade students get hands-on math practice, and build a foundational understanding for:

★ Addition (9 math games)

★ Arrays & Multiplication (6 math games)

★ Data & Graphing (4 math games)

★ Geometry (5 math games)

★ Measurement (9 math games)

★ Money (4 math games)

★ Place Value (9 math games)

★ Subtraction (9 math games)

★ Telling Time (4 math games)

No matter how you organize your math block, this resource makes it a breeze to incorporate hands-on math practice in your second grade classroom. Teachers have successfully used these games for:

★ Hands-on rotation during math workshop

★ Partner work /math with someone 

★ Low-prep station for aides and parent volunteers 

★ Guided math centers

★ Alternative assessment tool



Addition Games:

★ To Regroup or Not To Regroup (recognize when regrouping is needed)

★ 10's Are The Ticket (identify addends that add up to multiples of 10)

★ Addition War (create and solve multi-digit addition problems with the greatest possible sum)

★ Pushing 100 (create and solve multi-digit addition problems with a sum closest to 100)

★ Add N' Roll (fluently solve single-digit addition problems/master addition facts)

★ Sum It Up (use mental math skills when adding multiple one-digit numbers)

★ Snap Plus (use mental math skills to add two single-digit numbers)

★ Making 10s Magic (strengthen ability to "make 10")

★ Even Equations (improve math fact fluency and identify odd and even numbers)

Arrays & Multiplication Games:

★ Array-Zing Race (build arrays and write accurate repeated addition sentences to match)

★ Array Architect (build arrays of different sizes)

★ Circles and Stars (write repeated addition sentences that describe a set of objects)

★ Arrays On Display (focus on rows and columns while creating arrays)

★ Repeated Addition War (write accurate repeated addition sentences with the greatest sum)

★ Mystery Array (write accurate repeated addition sentences and create arrays to match)

Data & Graphing Games:

★ Bar Graphing Races (draw scaled bar graphs with accuracy using different scales)

★ Pictographing Races (draw pictographs with accuracy using different keys)

★ Graphing Connect Four (answer word problems about pictographs, bar graphs, and line plots)

★ Graphing Direct Draw (draw pictographs, bar graphs, and line plots to represent data)

Geometry Games:

★ Geometry Frenzy (recognize the attributes of plane shapes and solid figures)

★ Mystery Shape (use clues that describe the attributes of shapes to name and draw plane shapes and solid figures)

★ Partitioning Pro (draw rectangles partitioned into rows and columns and build a foundation for finding the area of rectangles)

★ Cut the Cake (partition a rectangle into an equal number of shares and recognize equal shares of identical whole do not need to have the same shape)

★ Equal Shares Snatch (identify rectangles and circles that have been partitioned into halves, thirds, and fourths in different ways)

Measurement Games:

★ Mystery Measure (measure length precisely and describe measurements)

★ Find That Unit (create strong mental references of the length)

★ Estimation Concentration (estimate the length/height of an object)

★ Skip Count Scurry: 12s (fluently count by 12s to quickly measure long distances in inches)

★ Skip Count Scurry: 30s (fluently count by 30s to quickly measure long distances in cm.)

★ X Marks the Spot (accurately "measure on" from where your measuring tool ends)

★ Race To One Yard (understand that 12 inches = 1 foot and 3 feet = 1 yard)

★ Make A Meter (understand that 10 cm = 1 decimeter and 1 decimeter = 1 meter)

★ What's The Difference (determine how much longer one object is than another)

Money Games:

★ Cash Clash (represent a money value in multiple ways)

★ Cup of Coins (count collections of coins to find the total money value)

★ Race to $100 (add dollars and cents together to find the total money value)

★ Money War (count money, compare the value of money collections, and solve simple money word problems)

Place Value Games:

★ Place Value Mystery (understanding the value of each digit in multi-digit numbers)

★ Dare To Compare (comparing numbers)

★ Line 'Em Up (ordering numbers)

★ Place Value Memory (identifying odd and even numbers)

★ Speed Sort (identifying odd and even numbers)

★ Race To 100 & 1,000 (creating place value models)

★ Place Value War (comparing multi-digit numbers)

★ Guess My Number (writing and reading numbers between 0-100)

★ Skip Count Spin (counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s fluently)

Subtraction Games:

★ Speedy Subtraction (use mental math to subtract single-digit numbers)

★ Subtraction War (create and solve multi-digit subtraction problems)

★ Race To Zero (strengthen multi-digit and single-digit subtraction fluency)

★ Snap Minus (use mental math to subtract two numbers)

★ Odd Spot (improve subtraction fact fluency)

★ Flashlight Facts (improve subtraction fact fluency)

★ Subtraction Salute (use mental math to solve subtraction problems)

★ Subtraction I Spy (use mental math to "spy" a pair of cards with a specific difference)

★ Ten In A Row (improve subtraction fact fluency)

Telling Time Games:

★ Around the Clock (minutes associated with each position on the clock)

★ Telling Time Dash (telling and modeling time to the nearest five minutes)

★ Elapsed Time Dash (determining and modeling elapsed time to the nearest five minutes)

★ Race the the Hour (telling time to the nearest five minutes and determining elapsed time)



This collection of math games makes it easy for you to supplement & enrich your second grade math curriculum. Your students can dig deeper into the concepts they have learned during the lessons and practice exercises provided by your curriculum through hands-on math modeling, movement, verbal communication, and problem solving.

Each math game is research-based, student-centered, aligned to second grade math standards, tested in my second grade classroom, and then revised as needed to create a final product that gives your students a variety of opportunities to access engaging and challenging learning experiences. 



Enrichment and rigor were top priority when these 2nd grade math games were created. Each of the games in this collection includes suggestions for a challenge version of the game, making it easy to differentiate and meet the wide variety of needs in your classroom.



These game cards are designed to promote student independence and self-directed learning. The format of each game card includes a consistent easy-to-read layout that gives students every detail they need to play successfully. Each game card includes:

★ Number of players

★ Objective (a standards-based goal for each game, along with ideas for making the game more challenging) 

★ Materials list (everything your students need to gather before playing)

★ Set-up instructions (how to arrange the playing space and how to determine who gets the first turn)

★ How to play (student-friendly instructions for playing and winning)



Each game is designed to make your life as a teacher easy. Most games use common math manipulatives, while others have quick print-and-laminate game pieces that you can reuse year after year. For a closer look at the supplies needed for each math game, scroll through the preview pages above.



★ Designed to boost engagement, and make math fun through friendly competition.

★ Each game uses simple manipulatives which are listed in the preview.

★ Many games include movement, and are perfect for your active learners.

★ Both full-color and black-line masters are provided for your printing preferences.



♥ “LOVE THESE CENTER GAMES! SO easy to set up and get started with. I didn't need to spend days cutting and laminating lots and lots of game pieces.” - Sierra W.

♥ “My students love these games! It is so handy that the materials are things I have already in my room and that the directions are right there on the card for them to reread if they need to. This has helped them get started quickly and not have questions.” - Kaitlyn H.

“AMAZING! These are probably my favorite math game packet. It is easy to assemble. Students can also easily go back and review rules of the game.” - Crystal M.

♥ “These math games are LOVED by my 2nd graders. Easy to prep, and fun to play. Easy to align with math curriculum.” - Nicole F.

♥ “Wow! Wow! Wow! These games are so well put together and thought out. I cannot wait to use them in my math classroom this school year. I love that my kids will be able to play fun games to reinforce content while also being held to a high standard of rigor during each of the games.” - Maggie D.

♥ "After looking at the previews I knew I had to add these to my center rotations. I love how the direction cards are so clear, concise and easy to follow. This product will add an extra layer of differentiation and rigor to my classroom. Thanks.“ - Elizabeth T.



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.
Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.
Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.


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