Resources tagged with: Odd and even numbers

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Ring a Ring of Numbers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Number Differences

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Curious Number

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

A Mixed-up Clock

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?

Number Round Up

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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.

Two Numbers Under the Microscope

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Seven Flipped

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Magic Vs

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

Number Detective

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Follow the clues to find the mystery number.

Even and Odd

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This activity is best done with a whole class or in a large group. Can you match the cards? What happens when you add pairs of the numbers together?

Arrangements

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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....?

Pairs of Numbers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

Number Tracks

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Break it Up!

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Domino Pick

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Are these domino games fair? Can you explain why or why not?

One of Thirty-six

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

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?

Sets of Numbers

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?

Take Three Numbers

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?

Sets of Four Numbers

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Numbers as Shapes

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?

Odds and Threes

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Grouping Goodies

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Crossings

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Always, Sometimes or Never? Number

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

Odd Times Even

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Cube Bricks and Daisy Chains

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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.

Domino Sorting

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Always, Sometimes or Never?

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Lots of Biscuits!

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Help share out the biscuits the children have made.

Play to 37

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Our Numbers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

These spinners will give you the tens and unit digits of a number. Can you choose sets of numbers to collect so that you spin six numbers belonging to your sets in as few spins as possible?

How Odd

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

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.

Three Spinners

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?

What Do You Need?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Four of these clues are needed to find the chosen number on this grid and four are true but do nothing to help in finding the number. Can you sort out the clues and find the number?

Next-door Numbers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Carroll Diagrams

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Part the Piles

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Down to Nothing

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Sorting Numbers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you sort numbers into sets? Can you give each set a name?

More Numbers in the Ring

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

Odd Squares

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Venn Diagrams

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

How will you complete these Venn diagrams?

Odd Tic Tac

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

An odd version of tic tac toe

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.

The Thousands Game

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Each child in Class 3 took four numbers out of the bag. Who had made the highest even number?