# Lesson Plan: Identifying Odd and Even Numbers: Pairing or Grouping Mathematics • 2nd Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use models to determine whether a number within 20 is even or odd and describe numbers as even or odd.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

• pair objects to determine whether a given number of objects is odd or even,
• make two equal groups of objects to determine whether a given number of objects is odd or even,
• make and complete true statements about even and odd numbers and models.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

• numbers within 20,
• grouping objects by twos.

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

• adding or subtracting odd and even numbers,
• identifying even and odd numbers by examining the ones digit,
• identifying even and odd numbers by skip counting,
• identifying even and odd numbers without a visual or model,
• numbers greater than 20.