One of my favorite things I've made! This book was created to help my 2nd grade students review math concepts prior to taking their standardized exams at the end of the year. We would complete one page together every day. Then students kept the books in their desks to study when they had finished their other assignments early. I noticed that the students scored much higher on their exams than they did before I used this tool to review with them.
Now that I am a 3rd grade teacher, I use this at the beginning of the school year to help my students review what they learned in 2nd grade and get prepared to learn new material. It is (unfortunately!) amazing what students forget over summer vacation. This book really helps refresh their memories and get them excited about the new school year. The book is also a great reference tool throughout the school year (especially the charts on plane shapes, solid figures, and currency).
If you are the parent of a 1st grade student and you would like to work with them over the summer and expose them to 2nd grade material, this is a terrific resource for that also.
Topics covered include addition, subtraction, word problems, multiplication, fractions, place value, odds and evens, number patterns, comparing whole numbers, plane shapes, solid figures, currency (money), telling time, reading charts and graphs.
Answer key included.