Grade 2
Horizons
Daily Math Challenge
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Sunday |
Look around the kitchen. List as many cylinders as you can find. |
Go on a shape hunt around your home. Look for items shaped like a square, rectangle, triangle and circle. Draw and label the items. |
With a parent, walk from your front door to your mailbox. How many steps did you take? |
Ask someone to time how long you can hop on your right foot, then your left foot. Which foot could hop longer? How much longer? |
How long does a traffic light stay green? Red? How could you measure this? How much longer is one light than the other? |
Count the number of windows and doors in your home. Determine if these numbers are odd or even. |
Sort the laundry into categories (owner, color, or item type). Make a bar graph and compare the categories. How many more? Less? |
Today's number is 15.
Make 15 by: -subtracting two numbers -adding three numbers |
Gather a pile of coins. How many different ways can you make 25 cents? How do you know you found all combinations? |
Jump three times: once like a bunny, once like a frog, and once like a child. Measure each jump. Which was longest? Shortest? What is the difference? |
Blow a marble, a bottle cap, and a pencil across a table or the floor. Measure how far they go. Which goes the farthest? By how much? |
How many pairs of socks do you have? How many socks in all? |
Take up to 20 pennies. Put some in each hand. Show one hand to an adult and ask them to figure out how many are hiding. Switch! |
Tell the time that you go to bed to the closest hour or half hour. Draw a picture of the clock's hands for that time. |
Estimate the number of windows in your house. Then, count them. Is the number odd or even? How do you know? |
Find 3 different ways to
fill in the blanks. Do not use zeros. 10 = __ + __ + __ 10 = __ + __ + __ 10 = __ + __ + __ |
Today is Wednesday. What day of the week is 6 days from today? |
How many different quadrilaterals can you draw? Name each quadrilateral and describe its properties. |
Find three things in your house that are shaped like a cube. |
How many tires are there on three cars? How do you know? |
Hold an ice cube in your hand. Count by 2's until it melts. Did you count to more or less than 100? |
What
is your favorite color? Find 10 things in your house that are this color. |
10
is the answer. Can you think of 3 questions? |
Count
by tens to 100. Count by twos to 20. Can you count backwards from 100 by
tens?!? |
Help
a grown-up cook or bake something. Talk about the measuring tools you are
using. |
Find
5 objects in your kitchen. Line them up from tallest to shortest. |
Find
ten things smaller than your hand. Find ten things bigger than you! |
Set
the table for dinner. How many plates do you need? How many forks? How many
napkins? |