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Year 1

Skip count in odds and evens

I can skip count in odds and even numbers.

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Year 1

Skip count in odds and evens

I can skip count in odds and even numbers.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Skip count using a number line alongside representations of numbers and explain what is the same.
  2. When you count in odds or evens you count in jumps of two.
  3. Numbers that can be made out of pairs are even numbers. Numbers that cannot be made out of pairs are odd numbers.
  4. Odd and even numbers alternate. Between two odd numbers is an even number and between two even numbers is an odd number.

Common misconception

Children may be so familiar with counting in ones that they might find it hard to count in twos.

Try saying all the numbers but whisper or clap the odd numbers to emphasise the even numbers and vice versa.

Keywords

  • Pairs - Two together. Often with something in common.

  • Skip count - Counting forwards or backwards by a number other than 1.

  • 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.

Zero has been removed from number lines in order to focus on odd and even numbers and patterns within these when viewed on a line. Zero is neither odd nor even and you may wish to discuss this with your pupils.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Match the letter to the description of the set.
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Correct Answer:a,odd numbers

odd numbers

Correct Answer:b,even numbers

even numbers

Q2.
Which number shape does not match this set?
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1
Correct answer: 4
5
7
Q3.
Why is 4 the number shape that does not match this set?
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4 is the only odd number.
Correct answer: 4 is the only even number.
4 is the wrong colour.
Q4.
Which set should number shape 7 be in? 7 should be in set .
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Correct Answer: B, b
Q5.
Which of these can be made with pairs?
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A
Correct answer: B
C
Correct answer: D
Q6.
Which of these cannot be made with pairs?
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Correct answer: A
Correct answer: B
Correct answer: C
D

6 Questions

Q1.
The numbers on this number line are all numbers.
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odd
Correct answer: even
Q2.
The numbers on this number line are all numbers.
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Correct answer: odd
even
Q3.
Which even numbers are missing from this number line?
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3
Correct answer: 4
7
Correct answer: 8
Q4.
Which odd numbers are missing from this number line?
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4
Correct answer: 5
6
Correct answer: 7
Q5.
Jacob whispers the odd numbers as he counts. Which numbers does he whisper?
Correct answer: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
2, 4, 6, 8, 10
Q6.
Match the letters to the missing numbers on the number line.
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Correct Answer:a,3

3

Correct Answer:b,4

4

Correct Answer:c,6

6

Correct Answer:d,9

9