Wednesday 16 April 2014

Odd and even numbers

We did odd and even numbers yesterday! It took me a while to craft out my lesson plan for Jazz. We talked about even numbers having partners and being able to equally divide into 2 groups. Odd numbers don't get a partner and are not equal when divided by 2. 

We tried inventing a song, 2,4,6,8, 10 are even, 1,3,5,7, 9 are odd. Try singing to the first 2 lines of Twinkle twinkle little stars.

Then we played with handy items, colour pencils, to visualize the even and odd. I wrote the numbers 1 to 10 on square papers, and asked Jazz to sort them into the 2 plates of odd and even. We checked the answers, and sang the song again!
Items for visual and numbers for sorting

Next, I shuffled and stacked the numbers together, gave her a set of instruction to reaffirm our learning. Circle the odd numbers and cross out the even numbers.

Circle or cross?

After some learning on odd and even, we started classifying the odd or even, whenever a number strikes us -73, 123, 678, 984, 89723950! These aren't challenging. The last number says it all

More of Math learning ahead!

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