2nd Grade Project Based Learning Math Activities – Back To School Math PBL Games

2nd Grade Project Based Learning Math Activities – Back To School Math PBL Games



2nd Grade Math Project Based Learning – Back to School

Make back to school time fun and engaging with project based learning math activities! This jam-packed 2nd grade math resource is filled with math PBL games and activities centered around a back to school theme. Students will engage in a variety of problem-solving activities that are Common Core math standards based. Additional challenge activities will engage students and help them develop further understanding of math concepts and skills. Print and digital versions are provided to help meet the needs of various classrooms!


Key Features of 2nd Grade Project Based Learning Math Activities:

✏️ Printable & Digital Format – Printable PDF & Google Slides formats make this resource perfect for classroom instruction, distance learning, and everywhere in between. Digital and printable versions are consistent, so they can be used for combination classroom and virtual instruction situations.


✏️ Educational & Engaging – This resource will capture the imagination of your students while they practice key math skills.


✏️ Differentiation – Three challenge activities mean that you can challenge your high-performing students while making the resource accessible to your on-level and below-level students.


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2nd Grade Back To School Math PBL Games Includes:

  • Teacher Directions & Standards Addressed
  • Student Directions
  • Seating Chart (Geometry)
  • Class Schedule (Time)
  • School Supplies (Word Problems with Addition and Subtraction)
  • Field Trip (Making and Interpreting Bar Graphs)
  • Textbooks (Comparing Numbers, Place Value, Word Problems with Addition and Subtraction)
  • Challenge #1: Pencil Lengths (Measurement)
  • Challenge #2: Lunch Time (Geometric Shapes and Money)
  • Self-Reflection & Evaluation
  • Answer Key


Take a closer look at what this Project Based Learning looks like in this video preview.


Looking for more differentiation? Check out the 3rd Grade version!


Standards Covered In 2nd Grade Project Based Learning Math Activities:

  • 2.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems.
  • 2.OA.B.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.
  • 2.NBT.A.4 Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits.
  • 2.MD.C.7 Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
  • 2.MD.D.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with a single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple problems using information presented in a bar graph.
  • 2.G.A.1 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
  • 2.G.A.2 Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
  • 2.G.A.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares.


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