Even and Odd Rules: Part 1

Contributor: Meghan Vestal. Lesson ID: 11235

Isn't it odd how there are so many even numbers? It's not even odd that there are easy rules to remember which are which. Watch a video, make a chart, and play a sorting game to learn odds and evens!


Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Rules and Properties, Whole Numbers and Operations

learning style
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Which of these numbers is not like the other? 73, 99, 62, 81

Were you able to figure out the question at the beginning of the lesson?

Which of those numbers does not belong? Tell your answer to a teacher or parent and explain your reasoning.

If you said 62 is not like the other numbers, you are correct! 62 is an even number, whereas the other numbers are odd. How can you tell the difference between an even and an odd number?

Let's watch a video clip to find out! Before you watch the video, copy the following chart onto a piece of paper:

Even Rules

Odd Rules








As you watch the video, complete the chart by writing down ways you can identify even and odd numbers. Watch Even & Odd Numbers - Third Grade Math Lesson (Turtle Diary):


What is the difference between an even and an odd number? Share your chart with a teacher or parent.

Make sure you have the following information in your chart:

Even Rules

Odd Rules

  • Have a 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8 in the ones place.
  • Can be divided evenly by 2. This means that when you divide 2 into an even number, there is no remainder. 
  • Have a 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9 in the ones place.
  • Cannot be divided by two. When you divide 2 into an odd number, you will have a remainder.


Now that you know the tricks to correctly identifying even and odd numbers, move on to the next section to practice!

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