T2T || FAQ || Ask T2T || Teachers' Lounge || Browse || Search || Thanks || About T2T
View entire discussion
[<< prev] [ next >>]
From: Loyd <Loydlin@aol.com> To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2003120918:34:06 Subject: Re: even numbers to asix year old The way I was taught about that time was that the teacher used something like domino patterns to show the even and odd numbers. For example, 2 can be represented by a pair like a marriage. Three is a pair plus 1. The extra 1 doesn't have a mate or friend. Five is two pairs and one extra. The odd numbers always have an extra spot. For older kids, you might explain that 2 times any number is always even. If that is so, then 2 times any number plus 1 is always odd. That idea helps in algebra sometimes.
Math Forum Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Math Forum Search