2nd Grade Math Worksheets and Practice Problems

If your 2nd grader needs extra math practice, consider making your own worksheets and practice problems at home. In order to provide problems at the right level, you may want to first discuss your child's math skills with his or her teacher. In addition, check his or her textbook to be sure you're providing practice for the correct topic.

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How to Make 2nd Grade Math Worksheets at Home

In 2nd grade, students develop addition and subtraction skills and come to understand standard measuring units, like centimeters and inches. In your worksheets, try to include math drills, as well as word problems, that require both operations. To help your child practice measuring, you can draw lines of various lengths and ask him or her to measure each line to the nearest centimeter.

Students in 2nd grade also learn some practical math skills, such as telling time and counting money. You can help your child practice telling time by providing pictures of clocks on your worksheets. Keep in mind that 2nd graders typically learn to tell time to the nearest five minutes. Also, make sure that your child is labeling the times with a.m. and p.m.

To practice counting money, you might have your child count out the dollars and coins needed to pay for items at a store. This could motivate him or her to continue learning about math. In addition, provide money questions on your worksheets, and give your child the coins necessary to work out the problems. Visual aids are often helpful for students who are struggling.

Practice Problems for 2nd Graders

Addition and Subtraction

1. 26 - 11 (Answer: 15)

2. 25 + 15 (Answer: 40)

3. Molly has six pieces of white chocolate, 11 pieces of milk chocolate and five pieces of dark chocolate. How many pieces of chocolate does she have in all?

Because they are still getting used to word problems, 2nd graders may have trouble differentiating between the important information, like the numbers, and the non-essential information, like the fact that Molly has different types of chocolate. The problem can be solved like this: 6 + 11 + 5 = 22.


1. What time is it when the big hand is at the seven and the little hand is at the two?

It may be helpful for your child to draw a clock with the position described. The time would be 2:35.

2. It's a quarter after three in the afternoon. Rewrite this time using numbers.

A quarter after three in the afternoon is 3:15 p.m.


1. You have five dimes, two nickels and three pennies. How much money do you have in all?

For this problem, you might provide your child with actual coins or encourage him or her to draw the coins. There are 63 cents in all.

2. Mike has four coins in his pocket that add up to 76 cents. What kinds of coins does he have?

Mike has three quarters and one penny.
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