# Resources tagged with: Odd and even numbers

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Broad Topics > Numbers and the Number System > Odd and even numbers ### Red Even

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters? ### Seven Flipped

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Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time. ### Venn Diagrams

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams. ### Arrangements

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Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....? ### Play to 37

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In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37. ### Carroll Diagrams

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Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers? ### Part the Piles

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Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy? ### Odd Tic Tac

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

An odd version of tic tac toe ### Odd Squares

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Think of a number, square it and subtract your starting number. Is the number you’re left with odd or even? How do the images help to explain this? ### Next-door Numbers

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Florence, Ethan and Alma have each added together two 'next-door' numbers. What is the same about their answers? ### More Numbers in the Ring

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If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice? ### Light the Lights

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Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights? ### How Odd

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This problem challenges you to find out how many odd numbers there are between pairs of numbers. Can you find a pair of numbers that has four odds between them? ### Pairs of Numbers

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If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out? Why? ### Crossings

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In this problem we are looking at sets of parallel sticks that cross each other. What is the least number of crossings you can make? And the greatest? ### Various Venns

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Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams. ### Always, Sometimes or Never?

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Are these statements relating to odd and even numbers always true, sometimes true or never true? ### Odds and Threes

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A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3. ### More Carroll Diagrams

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How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column? ### Down to Nothing

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A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6. ### What Could it Be?

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case? ### Odd Times Even

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This problem looks at how one example of your choice can show something about the general structure of multiplication. ### Three Spinners

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These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner? ### Always, Sometimes or Never? Number

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Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true? ### Diagonal Trace

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You can trace over all of the diagonals of a pentagon without lifting your pencil and without going over any more than once. Can the same thing be done with a hexagon or with a heptagon? ### Lots of Biscuits!

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Help share out the biscuits the children have made. ### Cube Bricks and Daisy Chains

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Daisy and Akram were making number patterns. Daisy was using beads that looked like flowers and Akram was using cube bricks. First they were counting in twos. ### Take One Example

##### Age 5 to 11

This article introduces the idea of generic proof for younger children and illustrates how one example can offer a proof of a general result through unpacking its underlying structure. ### I Like ...

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea? ### Square Subtraction

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Look at what happens when you take a number, square it and subtract your answer. What kind of number do you get? Can you prove it? ### Curious Number

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Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on? ### Largest Even

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How would you create the largest possible two-digit even number from the digit I've given you and one of your choice? ### Pairs of Legs

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How many legs do each of these creatures have? How many pairs is that? ### Domino Pick

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Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not? ### Two Numbers Under the Microscope

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This investigates one particular property of number by looking closely at an example of adding two odd numbers together. ### Number Round Up

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Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below. The sum of each side of the triangle should equal the number in its centre. ### Ring a Ring of Numbers

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Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd. ### Sorting Numbers

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Can you sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name? ### Numbers as Shapes

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Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares? ### One of Thirty-six

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Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues? ### Grouping Goodies

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Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had? ### Number Differences

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Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this? ### Break it Up!

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In how many different ways can you break up a stick of 7 interlocking cubes? Now try with a stick of 8 cubes and a stick of 6 cubes. ### Number Tracks

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Ben’s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see? ### Share Bears

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over? ### Multiplication Series: Number Arrays

##### Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a useful representation for many number concepts. ### What Number?

##### Age 5 to 7 Short Challenge Level:

I am less than 25. My ones digit is twice my tens digit. My digits add up to an even number. ### Sets of Four Numbers

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There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets? ### The Set of Numbers

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Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid? ### Domino Sorting

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Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left over each time? Can you explain why?