2nd Grade Math Centers

This page provides sample 2nd Grade Measurement and Data Centers from our 
2nd Grade Math Centers eBook.  Try out the sample Measurement and Data Centers listed in blue under each Common Core State Standard or download 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.  With over 160 easy-prep, engaging centers this resource will simplify your lesson planning and make hands-on math instruction an integral part of your classroom.
Teaching in a state that is implementing their own specific math standards?  Download our 2nd Grade Correlations document for cross-referenced tables outlining the alignment of each state's standards with the CCSS-M, as well as the page numbers in our 2nd Grade Math Centers eBook related to each standard.  

Measure and estimate lengths in standard units

2.MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

Measuring Paths

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2.MD.A.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

Estimating Centimeter Measures

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2.MD.A.2 Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.

Math Literature Link: How Big is a Foot?
Measure it Twice

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2.MD.A.4 Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard unit length.

Comparing Lengths in Centimeters
Gummy Worm Stretch

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2nd Grade Length Word Problems
Measuring Paths
Gummy Worm Stretch!


Relate addition and subtraction to length

2.MD.B.5 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Word Problems: Length

2.MD.B.6 Represent whole numbers as lengths from 0 on a number line diagram with equally spaced points corresponding to the numbers 0,1,2 …, and represent whole-number sums and differences within 100 on a number line diagram.

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Work with time and money

2.MD.C.7 Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.

Time Barrier Game (v. 2)

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2.MD.C.8 Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies using $ and cent symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?

Joe's Fruit and Vegetable Store
Which Has the Greater Value?

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Joe's Fruit and Vegetable Store
Time Bump
Measurement Read Alouds

Represent and interpret data

2.MD.D.9 Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.

Pencil Plot

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2.MD.D.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.

Collecting and Representing Data

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