Second Grade Math Vocabulary

Common Core State Standards Overview for Second Grade Math

Algebraic Thinking
  • Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction
  • Add and subtract within 20.
  • Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.
Number & Operations in Base 10
  • Understand place value.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
Measurement & Data
  • Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.
  • Relate addition and subtraction to length.
  • Work with time and money.
  • Represent and interpret data.
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes

VocabularySpellingCity offers these second grade math word lists to provide teachers and parents with supplemental learning activities to incorporate into the 2nd grade math curriculum. In each math area, students can choose a word list and pick from 35+ interactive learning activities. The material was created expressly for use in a second grade math class. Read MoreRead Less

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Second Grade Math Standards. VocabularySpellingCity has chosen second grade academic vocabulary that helps teach key elementary math concepts in grade level-appropriate ways, through context-rich sentences and clear definitions. Teachers can import the math word lists, and other second grade spelling lists, into their account, and modify the sentences and definitions as well as add or delete words from the lists.

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Second Grade Math Standards. Learning through using 2nd grade math terms for drill and practice is essential to help children develop an understanding of what they read. This also applies to learning and understanding the math concepts presented throughout the second grade. Students need to gain familiarity with 2nd grade math words and vocabulary in order to comprehend the subject matter.

The themed 2nd grade math vocabulary lists enable second graders to gain math confidence. Through an oral presentation of 2nd grade math definitions and exciting online games, second grade math students can gain a thorough understanding of grade-appropriate math concepts. This enables them to comprehend math lessons with greater acuity. Teachers find this student-centered and engaging approach to be a great alternative to using a 2nd grade math dictionary or referring to a second grade math glossary. Using these targeted second grade math vocabulary lists, students are finding that they can now not only understand math, but enjoy it too!

You can import the word lists into your account and use with any of our 35+ activities. Grade level-appropriate activities are recommended below.

The following games are recommended for 2nd Grade Math Vocabulary Lists.

Word Study gives students the opportunity to explore spelling, syllables, sounds, and context, including definitions and parts of speech.

Play Word Study with a 2nd grade Math list.

Sentence Writing Practice allows students to create and type in a sentence for each one of their spelling or vocabulary words.

Play Sentence Writing Practice with a 2nd grade Math list

Sentence Unscramble provides practice unscrambling words to form sentences.

Play Sentence Unscramble with a 2nd grade Math list.