2nd Grade Math Centers



This page provides samples of 2nd grade geometry activities suitable for use in math centers, small group, or whole class settings. All activities are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Download the sample activities under each standard or purchase the 2nd Grade Math Centers eBook and have all the Number, Geometry, Measurement and Data Centers you’ll need for the entire school year in one convenient digital file.

Reason with shapes and their attributes 

2.G.A.1 Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
Sample Activities:
My Shape Riddle

Geoboard Quadrilaterals
Tangram Shapes
Skeletal Models
Math Read Aloud Task Card:
The Greedy Triangle
Also included in 2nd Grade Math Centers:

Constructing 2-Dimensional Shapes
Describing 3-Dimensional Shapes
Comparing 3-Dimensional Shapes

Geoboard Triangles
Flip, Slide, Turn

Nets for a Cube

2.G.A.2 Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.

Sample Activity:
Cover a Rectangle 
Also included in 2nd Grade Math Centers:
Complete the Rectangle

2.G.A.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

Sample Activities:
Geoboard Halves 
Fraction Barrier Game
Also included in 2nd Grade Math Centers:
Geoboard Fourths 
Mr. Zed's Cakes