Updated July 2014

LearnZillion: 2nd Grade Math

Great videos to supplement your own Common Core-aligned lessons

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Skills
  • Critical Thinking

Subjects
  • Math
Grades This grade range is a recommendation by Common Sense Education and not the developer/publisher.
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LearnZillion's 2nd Grade Math offering is a series of video lessons that are aligned to several Grade 2 Common Core math standards. As with all videos on LearnZillion, each one begins with an objective, a brief review of prerequisite skills, and clarification of some common misconceptions. Lessons then proceed with direct instruction and supporting whiteboard-style graphics. Videos are brief enough to keep second-graders interested, yet detailed enough to cover important skills. The examples and drawings help explain concepts in an age-appropriate way.

To use these in your classroom, find a lesson that aligns to your instruction -- there should be plenty of options. For example, if kids are getting ready to learn about quadrilaterals, assign the video, "Identify quadrilaterals." As you introduce kids to a skill, have them watch the video in small groups. Afterward, come together as a class and discuss the lesson in more detail, encouraging kids to share what they learned. Since the videos are short, you could have kids watch again for an end-of-class review. Even without device access for every student, you can still use the resource for whole-class instruction, or even for lesson ideas and inspiration.

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Ashley F. , Other
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Lexington County School District 3
Batesburg-Leesville, SC
Great videos for flipping your math instruction

I like to use LearnZillion videos as they complement the guided math and flipped instruction models that are the framework of my math instruction. Overall LearnZillion's curriculum is comprehensive and well thought-out, but not as engaging and interactive as other similar products that my students and I have used. While assigning videos without creating a roster within the site made LearnZillion easy to use, I may not have been able to take take full advantage of all of the site's features. With future classes, I may take the time to create a roster to see if my students and I may get any more benefit from the site.

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