Odd and Even Numbers

 


Teaching children how to recognise and work with odd and even numbers is an important skill. The resources here can help! We have a growing collection of printable worksheets to choose from.

What Are Even Numbers?

An even number can be divided into two equal groups. Even numbers always end in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 0.

If you add two even numbers together, you always get an even number.

What are Odd Numbers?

An odd numbercannot be divided into two equal groups.  Odd numbers always end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.

If you add two odd numbers together, you always get an even number.

Tips and Tricks for Learning Odds and Evens

  • Counting in two's will help children to recall even numbers quickly. When children are good at counting in two's, get them to recite the odd numbers too: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and so on.
  • Sort small items such as Lego bricks or toys into groups of even and odd amounts. You can use our sorting mats (below) if you like.
  • Line children (or family members, or toys) up in pairs. Start with an even number. Then do the same with an odd number - and point to the "odd one out".
  • Hold up some of our number cards - whether with digits or and ask children to call out whether they show odd or even numbers.

Odd and Even Number Resources

Butterfly Odd and Even Numbers

Butterfly Odd and Even Numbers

Can you put the odd and even numbers onto the correct side of the butterfly? For this worksheet we are using numbers 1 to 20.

Butterfly Odd and Even Numbers 2

Butterfly Odd and Even Numbers 2

This worksheet asks children to sort the odd and even numbers each onto one side of the butterfly, working with numbers up to 100.

Christmas Odds and Evens 1

Christmas Odds and Evens 1

Find out how well the kids know their odd and even numbers by asking them to try this Christmas Odds and Evens worksheet. Can they colour in all the odd numbered presents red and all the even numbered presents green? Choose from UK or US versions below.

Christmas Odds and Evens 2

Christmas Odds and Evens 2

This Christmas odds and evens worksheet is great for challenging kids who are confident with recognising larger odd and even numbers. Choose from UK or US versions below. 

Christmas Odds and Evens 3

Christmas Odds and Evens 3

Here's a maths worksheet with a festive twist. Can the children colour in all odd numbered stockings red and all even numbered stockings green? We've got UK and US versions to choose from below. 

Christmas Odds and Evens 4

Christmas Odds and Evens 4

Challenge the kids this Christmas with this fun odds and evens worksheet. Can the children work out which stockings are odd numbered and which are even numbered, then colour them in correctly?  We have two versions of this worksheet available to download: UK or US.

Christmas Stepping Stones - Odds and Evens

Christmas Stepping Stones - Odds and Evens

Children need to navigate their way across this Christmas stepping stone puzzle by jumping on (colouring in or drawing a line through) only the even numbers, moving to adjacent squares. A fun way to practise your odds and evens!

Farmyard Stepping Stones Odds And Evens

Farmyard Stepping Stones Odds And Evens

Children can practise their odds and evens with this farmyard stepping stone puzzle. Just make sure they hop on the right squares to get from the sheep to the lamb successfully!

Giraffe Hundred Square

Giraffe Hundred Square

In colour, black and white, with or without stripes, showing odds and evens ... this hundred square is funny and cute and we hope the kids like it!

Enjoy the story of Even Stephen and Odd Todd!


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