NC Department of Public Instruction

Second Grade Tasks

Click on each cluster header to obtain specific tasks. Tasks are also provided as compiled Word Documents for your convenience.

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Compiled Word Document

Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. (2.OA.1)
Add and subtract within 20. (2.OA.2)
Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication. (2.OA.3 - 2.OA.4)

Number and Operations in Base Ten

Understand place value. (2.NBT.1 - 2.NBT.4)
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract. (2.NBT.5 - 2.NBT.9)

Measurement and Data

Measure and estimate lengths in standard units. (2.MD.1 - 2.MD.4)
Relate addition and subtraction to length. (2.MD.5 - 2.MD.6)
Work with time and money. (2.MD.7 - 2.MD.8)
Represent and interpret data. (2.MD.9 - 2.MD.10)


Reason with shapes and their attributes. (2.G.1 - 2.G.3)

Updates/Revisions to Second Grade Tasks: Revised September 2012

The Formative Instructional and Assessment tasks will continually be evolving as we move forward with implementing the new Common Core State Standards. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction appreciates any suggestions and feedback, which will help improve upon this resource. Please send all correspondence to Barbara Bissell ( and Amy Scrinzi (

Student Record Keeping Forms

These forms are provided to keep on-going evidence of student understanding from the tasks provided or alternative assessment tasks used. Using checks, circles, and written notes, the teacher can record information from the tasks onto these student forms.

DU = Developing Understanding
CU = Complete Understanding
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 = Standards for Mathematical Practice
Comments: Write observations of both strengths and next steps