Second grade student can quickly learn how to solve homework problems without investing additional time or resources other than the usual. Here are tried and tested ways to consider:

- Maths worksheets: These worksheets provide direct examples tailored to help 2nd graders work on real maths problems on their own. They can be downloaded free of charge from many websites today. Besides, these worksheets provide examples categorized in different topics, and 2nd graders can follow only topics that are of interest instead of downloading any other sheet. This helps to save time for other activities and coursework. Many writing companies can also provide students with solved examples of problems in areas of their concern. Students can also ask these companies to draft sample questions and answers according to their needs or work on problems assigned at school. It is also advisable to have someone (a parent or guardian) guide the student through these worksheets. This is helpful for students who have negative attitude towards homework.
- Computer-based tutors: Parents can invest a little amount of money on software that helps learners to practice maths, which gives them appropriate skills needed to tackle problems on their own in the long run. The truth is how competitive learners are in solving algebra, how quick they are in completing calculations/computation, how quick they are in devising solutions, and how good their iteration skills is, will affect outcomes in assignments. These computer-based solutions are easy to use by learners and they make it possible for them to practice the subject at home or at school. They are very acceptable alternatives and supplements to traditional methods of studying in class and can increase motivation and engagement in maths subject.
- Online tutors: An online tutor can guide through a solution to a math problem. An online tutor is a professional who arranges with the parents or the learner beforehand, to offer planned lessons or tuition at particular times. This method is also helpful because learners find it fun compared to traditional methods of learning/studying in class. Alternative methods that improve concentration among students will, in no doubt improve study/learning outcomes. Both participants can first agree with learners on the topics that are of great concern and what time they will commit to them. Online tutors bring a whole different kind of experience in math problem solving, especially for students who have a negative attitude towards a given teacher/tutor. However, every practice should have a limit and it is upon parents to control the time their children commit to online tutors.