# Are You Getting Ready to Teach Even or Odd Numbers in Second Grade?

Most second graders 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.

Ways to Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers
When I taught kindergarten, every morning we sang Hello, Hi There from Shari Sloane's School is Cool album as part of our morning calendar. When she says "find a partner near you," I stop the music and let them pair up.

Hello, Hi There Song on Video

We then quickly discuss that we have an EVEN number of students and everyone has a partner. Then we continue on with our routine.
BUT THEN... when we have some absent, on a day when we have an ODD number of students, we stop and I will be someone's partner. We quickly discuss that ONE was left over, etc.

After a few days of an ODD number of students they become wise to my ways and EVERYONE wants to be the one left over so they can be my partner. So then I teach them that one group will have three students, one group will have an ODD number and we can roll on for the rest of the year. It really clicks with my Kinders, and by exposing them to ODD and EVEN every.single.day, HOPEFULLY, they will be ready to roll in second grade for your review.

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.

Teach & Spiral Odd and Even Numbers

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!

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....

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.

Even if you teach first, second or third, it is a great song to start your Morning Meeting with and to build new friends in your classroom! Enjoy! :)

More Resources
I've created two resources to help you review and remediate during your center time. These task cards and center game are available in this bundle or separately.

Bundle Description

Are you a 2nd grade teacher looking for resources to review, reinforce, and remediate even and odd numbers? You will love how easy it is to prepare this Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards and Center Games Resource Bundle for your class. Finding class time during the day to allow students to work on their basic math skills can be challenging! But knowing those facts quickly will help your students master the harder math skills ahead of them!

My students LOVED Task Cards and Center Games & your students will too! You can dedicate one of your math centers, math workstations, as a task card center, and another center to be a center game center. By changing out the skill each week, your students already know the directions for using the task cards and/or center games. Your students will enjoy the freedom of math centers while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time!

Students can answer these 2nd Grade Math Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards in your classroom math journals or on the included recording sheet. These Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards are perfect for assessment grades for 2nd Grade! Your students will enjoy the freedom of center games while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! This Even and Odd Numbers Center Games Resource is perfect for assessment grades for 2nd Grade!

Have you ever been given a volunteer one day without advanced notice? A college student or a local business person maybe that the office assigned to you? These task cards and center game cards are perfect to give to the volunteer to work one on one with each student during the day. Place a small desk in the corner or in the hallway and your students will love some one on one time practicing their basic facts with the volunteer that day, in addition to making you look like an amazingly prepared teacher! Download this resource today and you'll be ready to go!

• Once your students know the expectations of using center games, your math skills math center can run all year with different skills from a variety of over 1,500+ of my center games! Click here to see all my center games.

Match Three Cards For a Harder Game!

When it comes to the ease of prepping this Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards and Center Games Resource, all pieces are rectangular and easy for you or a parent volunteer to cut on a paper slicer. No need to cut around a cute turkey or round pumpkin task card, just rectangles with graphics that are adorable and eye catching to hold your students' interest!

This 2nd Grade Math Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards Resource Includes:

Page 1 - Teacher Folder Cover - Cute, colorful cover for your personal teacher files. Attach to the front of a folder, keep all your pages inside the folder, place into your file cabinet, and you are all ready for next year with this easily identified Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards folder cover. OR add it to the front of a folder to create a moveable math center with the task cards and recording sheet pages inside of the folder. If space is limited in your classroom, a student can pick up the entire folder and take it to their desk for a portable math center.

Pages 2 to 4 - 12 Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards The directions state, "Select even or odd." Eight cards have ten frames and four cards have numbers. Twelve task cards are a perfect introduction for second graders.

Page 5 - Recording Sheet.

Page 6 - Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Page

Pages 7 to 18

>>> FREE BONUS FILE <<<

Twelve Page Letter From Me! This letter includes many ways to use Center Games, Task Cards, and Color By Number in your classroom! The total number of pages on the TpT description page DOES NOT include these 12 pages. This is my thank you gift for all my teacher-followers for all you do!

This Even and Odd Numbers Center Games Resource Includes:

Page One - A colorful cover page stating "Even and Odd Numbers" that can be used for a cover sheet for your file folder in your files. It can also be a math center folder cover for your students, by putting this math center in a folder with the folder cover, your students can take it back to their desk if your classroom space is limited. You can also use the cover page as a poster, placing it on the wall over your math center.

Page Two - Twelve center game cards with numbers for the students to determine if it is odd or even.

Page Three - Twelve center game cards with the matching ten frame answers.

Page Four - Twelve center game cards with cute crayon clip art and the choice of odd or even.

Your students can play this game in many different differentiated ways.

* match number to ten frames

* match number to odd or even

* match ten frames to odd or even

* match all three cards, number, odd or even and the correct ten frames

Page Five - An Answer Key that can also be placed in your center game folder to be a Student Self-Checking Sheet.

Pages Six to Seventeen - NEW REVISION ADDED August 2021

A new letter from me - An Introduction to Color By Numbers, Task Cards, and Center Game Lessons, Including Math Center Ideas for Your Classroom!

*** This Free Bonus is not included in the total page count! ***

*** Excellent for an assessment. ***

These Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards also include the answer key, which you can laminate and left at the center to allow it to be a student led, self-checking sheet. In small group lessons you can give each student three to four cards and they can help each other and review the Even and Odd Numbers skill by checking the answers that their partner or neighbor answered, keeping everyone involved! Keep your students engaged, alert and on their toes with this cute Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards Resource!

This 2nd Grade Math Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards and Center Games Resource has the Following Two Resources:

The 2nd Grade Math Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards Resource is Also Available in the Following Bundles:

The 2nd Grade Math Even and Odd Numbers Center Games Resource is Also Available in the Following Bundles:

*** Excellent for a substitute teacher folder, or sub tub! ***

Common Core State Standards

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.C.3

Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.

Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards and Center Games are Perfect for...

• Remediation and RTI groups
• Substitute teacher folders
• Scoot Game! Keep them all up and moving!
• Math Workstations
• Indoor recess
• Morning work
• Emergency sub tubs
• Morning Math buckets
• Math centers
• Early morning students
• After school tutoring
• Parent Math Nights
• And so much more!

This Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards and Center Games Resources Bundle are so easy to prep, it is perfect to give to a parent volunteer who is asking, "How can I help?" or your PTA / PTO volunteer room. It is also terrific for an Emergency Substitute Tub, Folder or Binder!

To Recap This Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards and Center Games Resource Bundle Includes:

• Twelve Even and Odd Task Cards Cards in Color
• 1 Recording Sheet
• 1 Answer Key Sheet - Perfect for a Student Self-Checking Sheet
• The 3 pages of Problem and Answer Cards are all rectangular and very easy to print and cut on your paper slicer.
• The adorable Even and Odd Numbers Covers perfect to print, laminate and use as a cover for the center game or as a poster, placing it on the wall over your math center.
• The Answer Key is one full page, no need to cut. Just print, laminate and place with the center if you would like your students to have a Self-Checking Sheet.
• Twelve page letter with ideas, tips, and lesson plans for using Center Games, Task Cards, and Color By Number in your classroom!

These resources are available in both the bundle or separately...

Are you a 2nd grade teacher looking for resources to review, reinforce, and remediate even and odd numbers? You will love how easy it is to prepare this Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards Resource for your class. Finding class time during the day to allow students to work on their basic math skills can be challenging! But knowing those facts quickly will help your students master the harder math skills ahead of them!

My students LOVED Task Cards and your students will too! You can dedicate one of your math centers, math workstations, as a task card center. By changing out the skill each week, your students already know the directions for using the task cards. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time!

Students can answer these 2nd Grade Math Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards in your classroom math journals or on the included recording sheet. These Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards are perfect for assessment grades for 2nd Grade!

Have you ever been given a volunteer one day without advanced notice? A college student or a local business person maybe that the office assigned to you? These task cards are perfect to give to the volunteer to work one on one with each student during the day. Place a small desk in the corner or in the hallway and your students will love some one on one time practicing their basic facts with the volunteer that day, in addition to making you look like an amazingly prepared teacher! Download this resource today and you'll be ready to go!

When it comes to the ease of prepping these Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards, all pieces are rectangular and easy for you or a parent volunteer to cut on a paper slicer. No need to cut around a cute turkey or round pumpkin task card, just rectangles with graphics that are adorable and eye catching to hold your students' interest!

This 2nd Grade Math Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards Resource Includes:

Page 1 - Teacher Folder Cover - Cute, colorful cover for your personal teacher files. Attach to the front of a folder, keep all your pages inside the folder, place into your file cabinet, and you are all ready for next year with this easily identified Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards folder cover. OR add it to the front of a folder to create a moveable math center with the task cards and recording sheet pages inside of the folder. If space is limited in your classroom, a student can pick up the entire folder and take it to their desk for a portable math center.

Pages 2 to 4 - 12 Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards The directions state, "Select even or odd." Eight cards have ten frames and four cards have numbers. Twelve task cards are a perfect introduction for second graders.

Page 5 - Recording Sheet.

Page 6 - Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Page

Pages 7 to 18

>>> FREE BONUS FILE <<<

Twelve Page Letter From Me! This letter includes many ways to use Center Games, Task Cards, and Color By Number in your classroom! The total number of pages on the TpT description page DOES NOT include these 12 pages. This is my thank you gift for all my teacher-followers for all you do!

*** Excellent for an assessment. ***

These Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards also include the answer key, which you can laminate and left at the center to allow it to be a student led, self-checking sheet. In small group lessons you can give each student three to four cards and they can help each other and review the Even and Odd Numbers skill by checking the answers that their partner or neighbor answered, keeping everyone involved! Keep your students engaged, alert and on their toes with this one little, cute Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards Resource!

This 2nd Grade Math Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards Resource also has a matching Center Games:

This 2nd Grade Math Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards Resource is Also Available in the Following Bundles:

*** Excellent for a substitute teacher folder, or sub tub! ***

Common Core State Standards

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.C.3

Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.

Please see the preview photos and preview file for exact details with real pictures of what is included in this Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards.

Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards are Perfect for...

• Remediation and RTI groups
• Substitute teacher folders
• Scoot Game! Keep them all up and moving!
• Math Workstations
• Indoor recess
• Morning work
• Emergency sub tubs
• Morning Math buckets
• Math centers
• Early morning students
• After school tutoring
• Parent Math Nights
• And so much more!

This Even and Odd Numbers Task Cards Resources are so easy to prep, it is perfect to give to a parent volunteer who is asking, "How can I help?" or your PTA / PTO volunteer room. It is also terrific for an Emergency Substitute Tub, Folder or Binder!

To Recap This Even and Odd Numbers and Recording Sheet Resource Includes:

→ Twelve Even and Odd Task Cards Cards in Color

→ 1 Recording Sheet

→ 1 Answer Key Sheet - Perfect for a Student Self-Checking Sheet

→ → → New Bonus - Twelve Page Letter From Me! This letter includes many ways to use Center Games, Task Cards, and Color By Numbers in your classroom!

Are you a 2nd grade teacher looking for resources to review, reinforce, and remediate even and odd numbers? You will love how easy it is to prepare this Even and Odd Numbers Center Games Resource for your class. Finding class time during the day to allow students to work on their basic math skills can be challenging! But knowing those facts quickly will help your students master the harder math skills ahead of them!

My students LOVED Math Center Games and your students will too! You can dedicate one of your math centers, math workstations, as a math skill only center. By changing out the skill each week, your students already know the directions for using the math center. Your math center can be placed in a folder with the folder cover, see my PREVIEW PICTURES, and the student can take the center back to their seat if classroom space is limited.

Your students will enjoy the freedom of center games while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! This Even and Odd Numbers Center Games Resource is perfect for assessment grades for 2nd Grade!

Have you ever been given a volunteer one day without advanced notice? A college student or a local business person maybe that the office assigned to you? These center game cards are perfect to give to the volunteer to work one on one with each student during the day. Place a small desk in the corner or in the hallway and your students will love some one on one time practicing their basic facts with the volunteer that day, in addition to making you look like an amazingly prepared teacher! Download this resource today and you'll be ready to go!

Once your students know the expectations of using center games, your math skills math center can run all year with different skills from a variety of over 1,500+ of my center games! Click here to see all my center games.

When it comes to the ease of prepping this Even and Odd Numbers Center Games Resource, all of the pieces are rectangular and easy for you or a parent volunteer to cut on a paper slicer. No need to cut around a cute turkey or round pumpkin shape, just rectangles with frames, math problems, and cute clip art, perfect for second graders!

This Even and Odd Numbers Center Games Resource also has a matching Task Cards Resources Available:

This Even and Odd Numbers Center Games Resource is Also Available in the Following Bundles:

Please see the preview photos and preview file for exact details with real pictures of what is included in this Even and Odd Numbers Center Games.

This Even and Odd Numbers Center Games Resource Includes:

Page One - A colorful cover page stating "Even and Odd Numbers" that can be used for a cover sheet for your file folder in your files. It can also be a math center folder cover for your students, by putting this math center in a folder with the folder cover, your students can take it back to their desk if your classroom space is limited. You can also use the cover page as a poster, placing it on the wall over your math center.

Page Two - Twelve center game cards with numbers for the students to determine if it is odd or even.

Page Three - Twelve center game cards with the matching ten frame answers.

Page Four - Twelve center game cards with cute crayon clip art and the choice of odd or even.

Your students can play this game in many different differentiated ways.

* match number to ten frames

* match number to odd or even

* match ten frames to odd or even

* match all three cards, number, odd or even and the correct ten frames

Page Five - An Answer Key that can also be placed in your center game folder to be a Student Self-Checking Sheet.

Pages Six to Seventeen - NEW REVISION ADDED August 2021

A new letter from me - An Introduction to Color By Numbers, Task Cards, and Center Game Lessons, Including Math Center Ideas for Your Classroom!

*** This Free Bonus is not included in the total page count! ***

There are many ways to use this Even and Odd Center Games Resource, here are a few of my favorite ways:

• Use one page as a game board, cut the other page. Place all those cards face down. Have the students turn over one card at a time, solve and place face up on the board. If they are incorrect, the card returns to the bottom of the pile. The winner is the student who places the final card. OR, for a "no winner" version, the goal is for the students to solve the cards independently, but to completely cover the board together. This version can ALSO be played many ways. One way is with the answer page as the game board, another way is with the math problem page as the game board instead. With three sets of cards, you can have multiple ways to play with the game board style.
• You can also play this game with cutting all the cards and matching up the problems with the solutions.
• For movement, place the problem cards around the room and the student(s) have to solve the math problem and leave the correct answer card at that location. Have a second student check the answers to extend the game.
• Mix all the cards together, with two students, deal 5 cards to each student and then place the remaining cards face down. Use as a Go Fish card game!
• Lay all the cards upside down on the floor and use as a Concentration (some call it Memory) Game!

This Even and Odd Center Games Resource is also PERFECT for...

• Remediation and RTI groups

• Substitute teacher folders

• Scoot and Read the Room games

• Concentration

• Match Game

• Go Fish

• Assessments

• Fine motor skills work

• Indoor recess

• Morning work

• Emergency sub tubs

• Homework packets

• Math Night with Parents

• Math centers

• Early morning arrival students

• After school tutoring

• Before school tutoring

• And so much more!

This Even and Odd Numbers Center Games Resource is so easy to prep, it is perfect to give to a parent volunteer who is asking, "How can I help?" or your PTA / PTO volunteer room. It is also terrific for an Emergency Substitute Tub, Folder or Binder!

To Recap This Even and Odd Numbers Center Games Resource Includes:

• The 3 pages of Problem and Answer Cards are all rectangular and very easy to print and cut on your paper slicer.
• The adorable Even and Odd Numbers Covers perfect to print, laminate and use as a cover for the center game or as a poster, placing it on the wall over your math center.
• The Answer Key is one full page, no need to cut. Just print, laminate and place with the center if you would like your students to have a Self-Checking Sheet.
• Twelve page letter with ideas, tips, and lesson plans for using Center Games, Task Cards, and Color By Number in your classroom!

These high interest center games are great for seat work, homework, small group work, substitute teacher folders, sub tubs, the possibilities are endless!

Common Core State Standards

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.C.3

Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.

See you tomorrow,