The concept of even and odd numbers is a bit confusing for kids. Teaching odd and even numbers to early learners can be challenging. But not anymore.
Numbers that can be easily divided into two equal parts are called even numbers. Numbers that cannot be divided into two equal parts are called odd numbers. For example, if 10 candies are divided into two equal parts of 5 each, 10 is an even number.
All even numbers are completely divisible by 2, leaving zero as the remainder, while odd numbers are not completely divisible by 2, leaving 1 as remainder.
The smallest even number is 2, while the smallest odd number is 1.
Examples of even numbers are 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, etc.
Examples of odd numbers are 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, etc.
Let’s begin by discovering some ways to teach even and odd numbers to our young learners in a fun and interesting way :
Teaching even and odd numbers with kid friendly, clear and easy to understand posters from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs :
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Teaching even and odd numbers through stories from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs :
Teaching even and odd numbers by activities :
Odd one out :
This game will help in practising the concept well. This game can be played in a group of kids.
- A teacher or a parent can be an odd one out.
- All kids can be given a die and have them stand at their positions.
- Kids are instructed to roll their dice and check if their number is even or odd.
- The odd one out (a teacher or a parent) makes the call, Even or Odd.
- If the odd one out calls their number, then the kid must sit down.
- The kid standing till the end is the winner.
Help your kids to practise even and odd numbers by interesting and fun worksheets and solutions from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs.