# Even and Odd Numbers

Discussion in 'Kindergarten' started by KinderBelle, Nov 15, 2008.

1. ### KinderBelleRookie

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I am being observed next week and I am teaching even and odd numbers. Does anyone have a fun and engaging way they teach even and odd? I want to do a lesson that involves using manipulatives. THANKS!

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How about something where you are pairing kids up one by one. Write the numbers on large pieces of paper and sort them. I typically tell kids that when kids are able to be partnered and no one was is left out, it is even etc.

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5. ### spunkyteacherRookie

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We say this chant in calendar everyday. You could use it someway in your lesson.

2, 4, 6, 8 even numbers are really great.

1, 3, 5, 7, 9 odd numbers are really fine.

Good luck!!! I'm being observed Monday.

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Good luck spunkyteacher! Thanks for your chant.

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I found this song on the internet and taught it to my first graders. they love it.

To the tune of Bingo
There was a farmer who had a cow and Even was his name-o
2, 4, 6, 8, 0
2, 4, 6, 8 ,0
2, 4, 6, 8, 0
And Even was his Name-o.
There was a farmer who had a pig and Odd was her name-o.
1, 3, 5, 7, 9
1. 3. 5. 7. 9
1. 3. 5. 7.9
And Odd was her name-o.
After we sang this several time, I had numbers 1-20 and passed them out. We made a poster (basically a T chart) with odd on one side and even on the other. I called the kids up in order and they had to decide if their number was was odd or even. We sang the song to help us.. they quickly picked up on the pattern of one odd, one even number. The next day, I had 5 cards with an O on it and 5 cards with an E on it. We looked at the hundreds chart to decide if a the row was odd or even, to show that numbers are patterns...
Hope this helps!