2nd Grade Common Core Resources
These tasks are gradelevel formative performance assessment tasks aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Some have accompanying scoring rubrics and discussion of student work samples. Others, such as the Dana Center Early Mathematics Tasks, connect to children’s literature.
You may download and use these tasks for professional development purposes without modifying the tasks.
The tasks below are arranged by grade level. To search for tasks by mathematical strand or to see information about alignment to specific standards, use the "shortcuts" field at the top of the page, or visit the Common Core mathematical content standards page.
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)

2.OA.1
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one and twostep word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Performance Assessment TasksDana Center Early Math Tasks  2.OA.2

2.OA.3
Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.
Problems of the MonthPerformance Assessment Tasks  2.OA.4
Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)
 2.NBT.1
 2.NBT.3
 2.NBT.4

2.NBT.5
Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction
Problems of the MonthPerformance Assessment TasksDana Center Early Math Tasks  2.NBT.6
 2.NBT.7
 2.NBT.8
 2.NBT.9
Measurement and Data (MD)
Geometry (G)

2.G.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.
Problems of the MonthPerformance Assessment Tasks  2.G.2

2.G.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.
Problems of the MonthPerformance Assessment Tasks