Math Journal Prompts for Second Grade

September 28, 2013

This year I am having my students write in math journals to explain how to solve problems.  Students need to be writing and discussing math daily.  Math journals allow students to solve problems using pictures and words.  It is  a great way for me to see whether a student truly understands a math concept.  I try to involve problems that require critical thinking.  When you start math journals, I suggest doing lots of modeling with the students.  Below are a few examples of our math journals.  I simply type up the problem, cut them, and have them ready  for the students.  The students quickly glue them into a spiral notebook and solve the math prompt. 

Click on the picture below for your free math journal prompts.  There are a total of 16 math prompts.


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  • Mrs. Yazzie's Classroom News September 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Oh, I love these prompts! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Primary Planet September 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    These are great! Thank you so much for sharing!
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  • Unknown September 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks so much for the free math prompts!!!


  • Sheri September 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing!


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  • Anonymous October 8, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you so much for the wonderful prompts. Can't wait to use them. Bless you!

  • Anonymous January 9, 2014 at 4:23 am

    These are perfect. I'm new to second grade and ready to change up our math journals. Thank you so much!

  • Anonymous September 7, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I can't wait to start using these with my 2nd graders! Thanks!

  • Unknown January 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks, these are awesome, I will certainly use them.

  • Unknown September 22, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Thank you for sharing! Will use during remote learning.

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