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Implementing the 2nd Grade Common Core Math Standards/Flex Course


Do you need effective strategies for implementing the second grade Common Core Standards for Mathematics? This online course helps teachers understand and implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics at the second grade level, including both content and practice standards. By the end of this course, teachers have an in-depth knowledge of the standards as well as strategies and activities to support the standards at the second grade level. Teachers also gain information to assist in preparing students for the new Common Core assessments. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"The content and resources from this course were fantastic! Each unit provided invaluable information and ideas that I will put to use right away." - Claire Poles


Enrollment Options

Register] Course Registration Only $127 (regularly $149)

Register]Course Plus Credit from UC San Diego Extension Only $323


Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.

Math Sense: The Look, Sound, and Feel of Effective Instruction” by Christine Moynihan

If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List


Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus

PDI Course Number: 71T02

UCSD Course Number: EDUC41524  

Unit One

  • Introduction to Common Core State Standards
  • Introduction to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
  • Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Second Grade Common Core Vocabulary
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1

Unit Two

  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking /2.OA
  • Represent and Solve Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
  • Add and Subtract within 20
  • Foundations for Multiplication
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2

Unit Three

  • Number and Operations in Base Ten /2.NBT
  • Understand Place Value
  • Use Place Value and Properties of Operation to Add and Subtract
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3

Unit Four

  • Measurement and Data /2.MD
  • Measuring and Estimate Lengths in Standard Units
  • Relate Addition and Subtraction to Length
  • Work with Time
  • Work with Money
  • Represent and Interpret Data
  • Test #4

Unit Five

  • Geometry /2.G
  • Recognize and Draw Shapes
  • Partitioning Shapes
  • Test #5

Unit Six

  • How to Differentiate Instruction of the CCSSM
  • Assessing Mastery of CCSS for Mathematics
  • Assignment #4: Write word problems
  • Assignment #5: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)