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# Explain what odd and even numbers are and the difference between them

I can explain what odd and even numbers are and the difference between them.

New
New
Year 1

# Explain what odd and even numbers are and the difference between them

I can explain what odd and even numbers are and the difference between them.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. Odd and even numbers alternate.
2. Between two even numbers there is an odd number.
3. Between two odd numbers there is an even number.
4. Identify odd and even numbers using both the number names and numerals.

### Common misconception

Children may see the pairs in an odd number and think it is an even number.

Ensure children are looking for the extra one that makes a number odd. Provide opportunities to group other odd sets e.g. pairs of socks, pairs of hands / feet and realising an odd number always has an 'odd' one.

### Keywords

• Odd - Any number that cannot be divided exactly by 2. The last digit is 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9.

• Even - Any number that can be divided exactly by 2. The last digit is 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
The number that does not fit with the others on this number line is number .
Q2.
The number that does not fit with the others on this number line is number .
Q3.
Which numbers at a and b are missing from this number line?
2 and 4
2 and 6
4 and 6
Q4.
Which numbers at a, b and c are missing from this number line?
4
6
Q5.
Jacob shouts the even numbers as he counts. Which numbers does he shout?
1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Correct answer: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
Q6.
Match the letters to the missing numbers on the number line.

2

4

6

7

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
Have the numbers been sorted correctly?
Yes
Q2.
Which two numbers are in the wrong sets?
5