Grade 2


The Year at a Glance provides an overview of the mathematics content taught in the course.

Bridges in Mathematics, second edition, is a comprehensive K–5 mathematics curriculum that equips teachers to fully implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in a manner that is rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners. The curriculum focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. Bridges blends direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration, and taps into the intelligence strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.

Instructional time should focus on

  • extending understanding of base-ten notation;
  • building fluency with addition and subtraction;
  • using standard units of measure; and
  • describing and analyzing shapes.