Odd and Even Number Lessons and Center Game for Your Classroom

I've created a center game for my second grade teacher friends for use in your classroom math center during your math small group time! Continue reading for a lesson idea about how to teach, review and spiral odd and even numbers. 

Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.
Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers

Most of you start the year reviewing odd and even numbers. Especially if your district uses Go Math, Odd and Even Numbers are the first lesson in chapter one. In kindergarten I review odd and even numbers every.single.day! While we are learning our numbers, we are also learning to take them apart, to decompose them. Math standards state that kindergartners need to show how any number 1-10 can be created using a variety of addends. This daily calendar activity is perfect.

Every day during calendar I place one more red "cookie" in the tens frame on the board to represent the number of SCHOOL DAYS we've been in school that month. Then we chant while I point to the cookies, "One cookie for Mrs. Smith, one cookie for me." Discussing how we have an even number of cookies for the party or one left over!
Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

I like to also expand this lesson daily for my higher level students, to expose them to fractions. On the odd days, the cookie left over can be split into two halves, two parts, and we are all happy because in our little party of two people, life is fair and equal again.

This is what it looks like as we pass the tenth day of school in a month....
Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

Which is perfect because we also have to learn to decompose numbers into their tens and ones!

As the school year rolls on, to keep this fun and interesting, I teach my helpers to stand at the board and point, some months the helper will say, "A cookie for Mrs. Smith, a cookie for me." Other months they can pick a friend and say, "A cookie for Suzie, a cookie for me." Then they know to finish up the lesson asking the class, is it an odd number or even number. It's adorable y'all! It seriously doesn't get old and they love it.  

Click here to visit my other post, Are You Getting Ready to Teach Even or Odd Numbers? and learn another way to teach odd and even numbers. 
Center Game Includes:
* Two pages of problem and answer cards
* Adorable Cover for the center
* Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet

Also Available in a Bundle
Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers with Lessons and Resources from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas.

Perfect for an emergency substitute teacher folder!





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