Monthly Archives: December 2016

Odd and Even Problem Solving

This week we have been exploring odd and even numbers, including solving problems.  Take a look below at some of the problems that the children have been solving.

Problem 1

Two of the numbers are in the wrong bag.  Draw a cross (✘) on each of them.

odd and even

Problem 2

Here are some numbers.  15, 18, 14, 11

Write these numbers in the correct set.  One is done for you.

odd and even 1

Problem 3

ere is a sorting diagram.  The number 34 has been sorted. Sort the numbers 6 and 27

Write them in the correct boxes on the diagram.

odd and even 2

Problem 4

Write the numbers in the correct places on the diagram.  One is done for you.

odd and even 3

Giraffe information texts

This week we  have been writing information texts about giraffes. We wanted to share all the fantastic knowledge we have learnt this term with others so we did so in the form of an information text aimed at other children. First, we looked at a good example of an information text and unpicked the features to see what we needed to include and to find out what an information text looks like. Then, we created a bank of ideas to use in our own writing by creating a writer’s toolkit. Here are the finished products, hopefully you will learn something about giraffes from reading them!

Odd and Even Numbers

Next week we will be looking at odd and even numbers.

Odd and Even

Odd numbers:

  • can’t be divided by 2;
  • they end in a 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9.

Even numbers:

  • can be divided by 2;
  • they end in a 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0.

Check out the following games, play the game ‘Find Odd and Even Game’ to identify the odd and even numbers.

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/number/oddandeven/

Check out the odd and even game here too:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/number_jumbler/big_sound/full.shtml