A new month means new learning opportunities for second grade mathematicians. Students began the week by trying their first Problem Solving Investigations lesson. Students were introduced to the six problem solving steps that can help them to solve a word problem. They tried a strategy called diagram and key to solve open-ended problems at school and at home. Students also began Unit 3 in Everyday Math, "Place Value, Money, and Time." Students used base-10 blocks to model place value of hundreds, tens, and ones. They practiced calculating the value of coin combinations and finding multiple ways to pay for things with coins. Lastly, second graders have been practicing logging on to IXL Math and Everyday Math websites using their personalized logins and passwords, which are taped into their homework materials. Students can use these websites in school and at home to practice math skills in fun and engaging ways. A new month brings lots of new ways to expand second graders' math thinking.