# Learning Odd and Even Numbers for Kids - 1st and 2nd Grade

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Today we are going to talk about even and odd numbers.
It's important to understand what the words even and odd mean.
An even number is a number that can be
paired equally.
A pair means two,
so when we are talking about even numbers
we are talking about numbers that can be paired into 2s.
An odd number is a number that
cannot be paired equally.
An odd number is a number
that is kind of left alone.
We will talk about that more as we go through this lesson.
I went for a trip today
and I was able to get some candies.
I brought some home,
and now I want to figure out
if I have an even amount of candy
or an odd amount of candy.
I am going to put them into pairs.
Remember, the pairs mean that I will put them into 2's.
I will put these in a pair,
these in a pair,
these in a pair
and these in a pair.
As you can tell,
everything here has a pair.
And that means that this is going to be an even number.
Because everything can be paired.
So we have 1, 2, 3
4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
So, 8 is going to be an even number.
Now, let's say someone gets really really hungry,
and they decide to come and take these away from me.
Now, I have this much.
I am not sure how many
because I haven't counted yet.
And I need to decide if it's an even or odd number.
Once again I am going to try to put them into pairs.
So, I already have this pair,
Then I am going to take these 2
and put them into a pair.
And then I am going to put this one into a
wait.
I can't put this piece of candy into a pair.
There is not another piece of candy to put over.
Since, I cannot put this into another pair,
I realize that this is an odd number.
I cannot pair this number.
So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
is an odd number.
I have 2 here,
2 here,
and 1 all by itself.
5 is an odd number.
Let's took a look at this white board
and see how many even or odd magnets we have.
Wait, I can't move these magnets,
it's too strong.
It looks I've to going to think of another way
to figure out the even and odd numbers.
I have an idea.
I can put them into pairs by adding a
circle around 2's, when we find 2's.
Let's do that together.
Let's look at this top row right here
and count how many magnets we have.
Here's 1, 2, 3, 4
Let's go ahead and put them into pairs,
This is a pair,
and this is a pair.
So, 4 is an even number
because it can be put into equal pairs.
Let's look at the next row.
Here's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Some of you are probably already catching on
and you can tell right away
is this an even or odd number.
Well, let's see.
Let's put these into pairs
and figure if this is going to be even or odd.
Let's circle these 2,
and these 2,
and these 2.
Look!
If you said even then you are right
because they can all be put into pairs.
Great job!
There are 6 magnets here, they can be put
into pairs which makes 6 an even number.
And now let's look at this last row,
Here's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Let's go ahead and put these into pairs
to see if we have an even or odd number.
Let's put these 2 together
and these 2 together,
and these 2 together,
and
we can't put this into a pair
because there is not another magnet to pair with.
Right away, we should recognize that this is going to be
an odd number.
We realize we can't put away with anything else
to 7 is an odd number.
Thank you for watching !