Mathematics / Year 4 / Number and Algebra / Number and place value

Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate and use the properties of odd and even numbers (ACMNA071)

Elaborations
  • using the four operations with pairs of odd or even numbers or one odd and one even number, then using the relationships established to check the accuracy of calculations
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Parity (Integers)

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Odd and even numbers

Do you know what makes an odd number and what makes an even number? There are a few ways to test whether a number is odd or even. Find out about one method in this video, then see if you can discover at least one other method.

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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 ...

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Work sample Year 4 Mathematics: Odd and even

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 4 Mathematics. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation ...

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Even and Odd Orcharding - Calculate

What makes even numbers special? What makes odd numbers… well… odd? Help these farmers plant their fruit trees in rows and patterns, and see what happens when we add, subtract and multiply different combinations of these numbers together! Use this low threshold, high ceiling task to explore the properties of even and odd numbers.

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Even and Odd Numbers - Calculate

In this activity let’s look at what happens when we add, subtract and multiply pairs of even numbers, pairs of odd numbers, or even a mix of even and odd numbers!

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Odd and even: Year 4 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Odd and even. Students investigate the properties of odd and even numbers. They learn to identify and explain patterns that emerge when odd and even numbers are used in computation problems.

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MathXplosion, Ep 2: Double that number

Explore an age-old multiplication method that repeatedly doubles numbers to get a product. Learn how this ancient method of multiplication is similar to that used by modern computers.

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MoneySmart: Money maps

This learning object helps students to explore the history of currency including bartering, the development of cash systems, and the arrival of cards and ATMs, both in Australia and around the world. It provides an interactive time line which spans the development of currency around the globe from 9000BCE to today, and ...

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TIMES Module 1: Number and Algebra: counting and place value - teacher guide

This is a 16-page guide for teachers. It is a module introducing the concept of place value.

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TIMES Module 2: Number and Algebra: addition and subtraction - teacher guide

This is a 29-page guide for teachers. The module introduces addition and subtraction of whole numbers.

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MathXplosion, Ep 6: Zero the hero

What is the role of zero as a placeholder for large numbers such as 1 million, 1 billion and 1 trillion? Find out about the notion of place value and powers of ten through the act of bead counting.

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Wishball: whole numbers

Test your understanding of decimal place value with whole numbers. Receive a starting number, such as 3786, and work towards turning it into a target number, such as 7664. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and decide whether to add or subtract the random digit from your starting number. You can use a 'Wishball' ...

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Wishball challenge: whole numbers

Test your understanding of decimal place value with whole numbers. Receive a starting number, such as 3786, and work towards turning it into a target number, 7664. Spin a random digit, choose its decimal place value and use the given operation (either addition or subtraction) on your starting number. Be careful not to overshoot ...

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The multiplier: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains strategies for solving complex multiplications in your head such as 22x38. Work through sample questions and instructions explaining how to use partitioning techniques. Solve multiplications by breaking them up into parts that are easy to work with, use ...

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The take-away bar: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains strategies for solving subtractions in your head such as 87-39. Work through sample questions and instructions explaining how to use linear partitioning techniques. Solve subtractions by breaking them up into parts that are easy to work with, work out each ...

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The difference bar: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains how to split up numbers in your head when finding the difference between two numbers such as 26 and 73. Work through sample questions and instructions explaining how to use linear partitioning techniques. Find the difference between pairs of numbers. Split ...

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Spending the lotto millions!

Students apply standard and non-standard place value partitioning to seven-digit numbers.

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First steps in mathematics: Number – Book 1

The content of this book is organised into topics including understanding whole and decimal numbers, and understanding fractional numbers.

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Operations: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of ideas that cover addition and subtraction of integers; multiplication and division of integers; the four operations with common and decimal fractions; and operation applications with percent, rate and ratio.

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ROWCO - Calculate

ROWCO is a card game that will help students practice their addition facts while playing an engaging strategy game.