Elementary Academic Words

Words for students from kindergarten to grade 8, each grade has 4 lists: art, math, science, and social. They are essential vocabulary for elementary academic classes.

Grade 2: Word List - Math
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centimeter  Read Word
a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
congruent  Read Word
possessing congruity; suitable; agreeing; corresponding
equivalent  Read Word
being essentially equal to something
even  Read Word
occurring at fixed intervals; not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder
expanded notation  Read Word
showing place value by multiplying each digit in a number by the appropriate power of 10
Fahrenheit  Read Word
of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer
feet  Read Word
a unit of length in the U.S. Customary and British Imperial systems equal to 12 inches
fourth  Read Word
one of four equal parts
fraction  Read Word
segment; fragment; a small proportion of
growing  Read Word
relating to or suitable for growth
half  Read Word
one of two divisions; consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity
hundreds  Read Word
numerical value equal to 100
inch  Read Word
a unit of measurement for advertising space; a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
meter  Read Word
the basic unit of length adopted under
notation  Read Word
technical system of symbols used to represent special things; comment or instruction
odd  Read Word
not easily explained; beyond from the usual or expected; not divisible by two
operation  Read Word
a process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules
pictograph  Read Word
a graphic character used in picture writing
probability  Read Word
a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; the quality of being probable
repeating  Read Word
the act of doing or performing again
ruler  Read Word
measuring stick with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
standard  Read Word
criteria; basis for comparison
standard-unit  Read Word
units commonly encountered for a particular quantity
symmetric  Read Word
having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
third  Read Word
following the second position in an ordering or series; one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
yard  Read Word
rod; stick; branch; long piece of timber; measure of length, equaling three feet