By the time we’re done with the activities and games, … We only spend a couple of days learning about even and odd numbers, because it is a concept you can refer to a lot to throughout the year. They explained that in one of Odd Todd's hands was 7 candy corn and the other hand had 8. After this introduction to odd and even, I gave each student a capital E or a capital O. So when he divides numbers into two groups, he always keeps the set that has more. ;) We refer to these anchor charts a lot. He wasn't sure. I love the Even Steven/Odd Todd activity! He can be a bit greedy and does not share fair. They were excited to hear that my husband's name is Todd, so we've referred to him as that all week! It generates discussion which at year 1 is important for the children in terms of their understanding. We are going to be reviewing odd and even all week. To get started with the lesson, I introduced kids to two friends: Odd Todd and Even Steven.

I grabbed the pennies again and took one away so that there were 7 coins left.

Even Steven and Odd Todd. As I was saying this, one of my smartie pants said we could look at the bottom of Odd Todd's shirt to see that if a number has a 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 in the ones place , it HAD to be odd.
FREE Odd Todd and Even Steven Math Activity Sheets. We added some eyes, thumbs up and legs...TA DAH... Our odd and even buddies are now hanging around our room. They cut them out and I had them write two and three digit numbers that were either odd or even, depending on the letter they had. That means that when you divide the number into two groups, both people will get the same amount.

When a number ends with 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9, it does not divide equally so it’s odd.When kids were ready, I challenged them to try their new trick with bigger numbers.819?