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Teaching odd and even numbers build on student understandings about skip counting by twos. So it follows that kids who can’t skip count by two’s correctly, that may have difficulty with identifying odd and even numbers.
Teaching skip counting is not just about remembering a chant, 2,4,6,8. Kids who can truly skip count understand that when two is said, it means that a quantity of two has been counted.
They also know that the next number said is four because 2 more have been added to the collection to make a total of four.
Odd & Even Numbers Printables and Activities
There are two main teaching Focuses needed for teaching kids about odd and even numbers. Students need to be able to :
- Identify even numbers using skip counting by twos or by grouping even collections of objects in twos.
- Explaining why all numbers that end in the digits 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 are even and that numbers ending in 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are odd.
Watch out for students who will continue the skip chant, 2,4,6,8 when counting 7 objects. These are the students who have not made the connection that skip counting is a counting strategy to count pairs of quantities.