# Use patterns of odd and even numbers in the times tables to solve problems

I can use patterns of odd and even numbers in the times tables to solve problems.

# Use patterns of odd and even numbers in the times tables to solve problems

I can use patterns of odd and even numbers in the times tables to solve problems.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Knowing if the product will be odd or even can help to solve problems.
- If the times table is odd, the products will alternate between odd and even.
- If the times table is even, the products will all be even.

### Common misconception

Pupils may not understand how to use patterns of odd and even numbers to make problem-solving easier.

Show that recognising these patterns can help predict results and verify answers (e.g., an even × odd = even).

### Keywords

Odd - An odd number is any whole number that cannot be divided exactly by 2 The ones digit is 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9

Even - Any whole number that can be divided exactly by 2 is an even number. The ones digit is 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8

### Licence

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