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The Even/Odd Train

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The GIANT Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6

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The GIANT Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6

Materials

  • Blocks

 

What to do

1. Give the child six blocks to make into a train.

2. Now ask her to make two trains of equal length using the same six blocks. Ask her how many blocks are in each train. Explain that six is an even number.

3. Take one block away. Now ask the child to make two trains the same length. Can she? Talk about odd and even numbers.

 

-Monica Hay Cook, Tucson, AZ

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