Cambridge Primary Mathematics is a series of textbooks and teacher’s guides written to support the Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum framework. The curriculum is organized into stages, with Stage 2 corresponding to Grade 2 in the United States.

In Cambridge Primary Mathematics Stage 2, students will learn a range of mathematical concepts and skills, including:

  • Number and place value: counting to 100, counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s, finding one more and one less than a given number, understanding the place value of digits in two-digit numbers
  • Addition and subtraction: adding and subtracting within 20, using a number line to solve problems
  • Length, weight, and capacity: comparing and measuring length, weight, and capacity, using non-standard units of measurement
  • Geometry: identifying and describing 2D shapes, using positional language
  • Data handling: collecting and organizing data in lists, tally charts, and tables, and representing data using picture graphs

Sample test questions

9 sample test questions for Cambridge Primary Mathematics Stage 2 (Grade 2 in the United States):

  1. What is the next number in the pattern: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, __?
  2. Which is longer: a pencil or a ruler?
  3. Sarah has 8 stickers and she gets 3 more. How many stickers does she have now?
  4. Which is heavier: a pencil or a book?
  5. What is the value of the tens digit in the number 47?
  6. What is one more than 17?
  7. How many sides does a triangle have?
  8. How do you say “behind” in positional language?
  9. How many 1/4 cups are in 1 cup?


  1. The next number in the pattern is 12.
  2. A ruler is longer than a pencil.
  3. Sarah has 11 stickers after getting 3 more.
  4. A book is heavier than a pencil.
  5. The value of the tens digit in the number 47 is 4.
  6. One more than 17 is 18.
  7. A triangle has 3 sides.
  8. “Behind” is positional language for the position of an object that is farther back in relation to another object.
  9. There are 4 1/4 cups in 1 cup.