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# Math Mammoth Grade 2, South African Version

Math Mammoth Grade 2, South African Version is a complete maths program for 2nd grade. It consists of two student worktexts (A and B), a separate answer key for each workext, tests, mixed revisions, and in the download version, an additional worksheet maker (Internet access required) to make extra practice worksheets when needed.

160 pages
133 lesson pages

155 pages
134 lesson pages

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(part A and B worktexts, answer keys, tests, cumulative revisions, a worksheet maker, and Soft-Pak)

The four main areas of study for second grade are:

1. Understanding of the base-ten system within 1 000. This includes place value with three-digit numbers, skip- counting in fives, tens, and multiples of hundreds, tens, and ones (within 1 000). (chapters 6 and 8);
2. Developing fluency with addition and subtraction within 100, including solving word problems, regrouping in addition, and regrouping in subtraction (chapters 1, 3, 4, and 8);
3. Using standard units of measure (chapter 7);
4. Describing and analysing shapes (chapter 5).

Additional topics we study are time/clock (chapter 2), money (chapter 9), introduction to multiplication (chapter 10), and bar graphs and picture graphs (in various chapters).

Please also see the table of contents for 2-A and 2-B (in the sample files), which will let you see the topics covered in more detail.

Some main features of Math Mammoth complete curriculum (Light Blue series) are:

• focuses on understanding of mathematical concepts
• uses clear explanations, lots of visual exercises and pattern exercises
• mastery oriented: concentrates at length on a topic, with very few topics per grade
• emphasizes mental maths and developing number sense
• very little teacher preparation needed

The downloadable version includes a worksheet maker (Internet access required) that lets you make extra practice worksheets for many of the topics in the curriculum.

The PDFs in the download version are enabled for annotation. This means that if you prefer, the student can fill them in on the computer, using the typewriter and drawing tools in Acrobat Reader version 9 or greater.

## South Africa

Math Mammoth South African version has been customised to South Africa in the following manners:

• The names used are South African names (such as Ansie and Jali).
• The currency used in word problems is rand. The money chapter teaches both rand and cents.
• The material is "all metric". In other words, the US customary measuring units are not used.
• Spelling is British English instead of American English.
• Paper size is A4.
• Geographic locations used emphasise South African locations (such as Pretoria, Johannesburg).

Please note that the curriculum is not following the South African official syllabus for 2nd grade maths. Instead, it simply is a copy of the US version of Math Mammoth Grade 2. For the most part, Math Mammoth exceeds South African standards. Some standards may not be covered.

## Manipulatives

Here is a list of manipulatives that are needed or recommended for grade 2:

1. A non-digital clock or other analog clock where you can turn the minute hand and the hour hand will turn accordingly (for 2-A).
2. A ruler that measures in centimeters (for 2-B).
3. A bathroom scale that weighs in kilograms (for 2-B).
4. Base ten blocks to illustrate place value with hundreds (optional). The worktexts have pictures that are just like base-ten blocks, and most children can understand the concepts from the visual representation, without a physical manipulative; however for some children the actual blocks can be beneficial (for 2-B).

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