Even And Odd Numbers
Kids usually find this concept confusing. Teaching odd and even numbers to early learners can be tricky. But not anymore.
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What are even and odd numbers?
– Numbers that can be divided into groups of 2 are called Even Numbers.
Eg: 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 are even numbers.
– Numbers that cannot be divided into groups of 2 are called Odd Numbers.
Eg: 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are odd numbers.
A number that is divisible by 2 such that there is no remainder is called an even number. A number that is not divisible by 2 such that there is a remainder is called an odd number.
Identifying even and odd numbers:
1. Using equal grouping: When we can divide a certain number of objects into groups of 2 such that no objects remain, that number will be even. If certain objects remain, then that number is odd.
2. By grouping in pairs or 2s: When a certain number of objects can be divided into pairs such that there is no reminder, that number is even. In the case of a reminder, it is odd.
3. Identifying numbers at ‘ones’ place: This is the easiest way to identify even and odd numbers. If the last digits of any number are 1,3,5,7,9 that number is odd. If the last digits of any number are 0,2,4,6,8 that number is even.
Teaching even and odd numbers through stories: