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Ms. Carter's 2nd Grade Math and Science


Course Descriptions




As scholars continue their education experience in second grade, the emphasis in mathematics centers around four major concepts: Number and Operations, Algebraic Reasoning and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement and Data and Probability. These topics are addressed in contexts which connect to real-world situations while promoting problem solving, reasoning, fluency, communication and a deep and flexible understanding of math concepts. (“Mathematics.” Oklahoma State Department of Education, 2020,



The performance expectations in second grade science help scholars formulate answers to questions such as: “How does land change and what are some things that cause it to change? What are the different kinds of land and bodies of water? How are materials similar and different from one another, and how do the properties of the materials relate to their use? What do plants need to grow? How many types of living things live in a place?” In the second grade performance expectations, scholars are expected to demonstrate grade appropriate proficiency in developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations and designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. Scholars are expected to use these practices to demonstrate understanding of the core ideas. (“Science.” Oklahoma State Department of Education, 2020,

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