Common Sense Review
Updated July 2014

LearnZillion: 2nd Grade Math

Great videos to supplement your own Common Core-aligned lessons
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Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating (1 Teacher Review) 4
  • Kids learn shape attributes with excellent narration and graphics.
  • Each lesson begins with a discussion of common misconceptions that second graders might have about the topic.
  • All videos incorporate age-appropriate drawings to support lesson content.
Debbie Gorrell
Common Sense Reviewer
Common Sense Rating 4
How Can Teachers Use It?

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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