Common Core Math Vocabulary

# Even Number - Definition with Examples

### Let’s sing!

Socks and shoes in a pair of two,

2, 4, 6, 8 in a queue,

Even numbers are multiples of two.

There is no remainder. Yes, it’s true!

## What are even numbers?

A whole number with the digit 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 in ones place is an even number. It can be divided by 2 with no remainder.

The numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and so on are even numbers.

0 is not an even number.

The sum of two or more even numbers is always even.

### Let’s do it!

To further explain even numbers, bring in a jar and put an even number of candy in it. Ask the child to pick out two candy from the jar each time and count the total candy they have.

After the child has picked out all the candy from the jar, show that are none left!

Next, ask the child to divide the total number of candy by 2 to check if there is a remainder.

Repeat the activity with an odd number of candy to demonstrate the difference.

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