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reSolve: Algebra: Odds and Evens

This sequence of two lessons focuses on developing students' understanding of the properties of odd and even numbers. Students explore the results of adding and subtracting odd and even numbers and use these results to make generalisations. They then apply this generalisation to solve problems and to explore patterns. The sequence is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, discussion points and student resources such as templates. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry program.

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Year level(s) Year 4
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords addition, even, odd, subtraction

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding, Algebra
Topics Addition and subtraction, Patterns and algebra, Operating with number
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Find unknown values in numerical equations involving addition and subtraction, using the properties of numbers and operations

Explain and use the properties of odd and even numbers

Numeracy progression Additive strategies (P8)
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P4)
Multiplicative strategies (P6)

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