This week we are going to be learning all about odd and even numbers.
Have you heard these words before? Do you know what they mean?
An odd number means you can not slit it (halve it) equally into 2.
An even number means you can split the amount equally into 2.
Remember, it is equal if they both have the same amount.
Now let's watch the number blocks video to learn more about odd and even numbers:
We are going to learn about odd and even numbers through a teddy bear's picnic today!
You will need 2 teddy bears, 2 plates and 20 things to count with.
Can you have a think about what you could use to count with?
Start with 1 item, can you share it equally between the 2 bears?
Is the number 1 an odd or even number?
What about 2 items?
Can these be shared equally between the 2 bears?
Today we are going to look at The Story of Ollie Odd and Ella Even, can you help them with their shopping items?
Now we are getting to know our odd and even numbers we are going to add different numbers together to see if it makes an odd or even number.
First, lets do an even number + even number = ?
For example 2 + 2 = 4.
The number 4 is an even number, so the rule must be even + even = even!
Can you add two different even numbers together to check the rule is correct?
Next, lets try odd number + odd number = ?
For example 1 + 5 = 6.
The number 6 is an even number, so the rule must be odd + odd = even!
Can you add two different odd numbers together to check the rule is correct?
Finally, lets try odd number + even number = ?
For example 3 + 4 = 7
The number 7 is an odd number, so the rule must be odd + even = odd!
Can you add a different odd number with an even number to check the rule is correct?
Today we are going to play a game! Read what it says at the top of the game to know if you are looking for odd or even numbers!
Remember: Odd numbers end in 1,3,5,7 and 9.
Even numbers end in 0,2,4,6 and 8.