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Year 2 Maths Homework
For many parents, homework is the only picture they get of what their child does at school. For this reason, Hamilton have put a great deal of effort into writing suitable, fun and home-friendly activities for children and parents to share together. Children will benefit and so will parents and teachers!
The activities rehearse core numeracy skills that you may wish children to practise or keep on the boil. Read our maths homework blog for more advice about using them.
Use understanding of time and units of time in a scientific experiment. Write digital times and calculate times taken for ice to melt under different conditions.
Practise estimating skills. Find the difference between numbers by counting on from a smaller to a larger number in a book page guessing game.
Play a simple number grid game to practise adding skills.
Practise doubling and halving numbers by playing a coin guessing game.
Add small numbers together in a simple game with coins. Note how to tell an odd from an even number.
Explore the properties of simple shapes by cutting holes created using two straight lines in a folded piece of paper. Is it possible to cut a triangular hole?
Use arithmetic skills to complete calculations and make up their own using numbers on a mobile phone keypad.
Practise adding small numbers to larger numbers. Think logically to win a game of addition.
Explore capacities by making tall thin or short fat paper cylinders and filling them with dried pasta. Which holds the most or do they hold the same amount?
Make a list of units of time. Find and list items from around their homes that measure time.
Familiarise themselves with year dates by counting on to and writing down the years in which they will be 10, 18, 21 and so on!
Practise giving clear positional instructions to a partner to colour squares on a simple grid. Understand and use terms such as 'columns' and 'rows' and ordinal numbers.