Even number - Definition with Examples

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What are even numbers?

Whole numbers that have the digits 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 in their ones place are even numbers.

even number ones place




For example: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 … are sequential even numbers.

Even number example

Even numbers when divided by 2 leave no remainder.

  Fun Facts

  • 0 is not an even number.
  • The sum of two or more even numbers is always even.
  • The product of two or more even numbers is always even.

Let's sing 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! 

Let's do it Let's do it!

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.

Even numbers activity
related math vocabulary Related math vocabulary
Place Value, Multiple, Odd Numbers, Remainder, Sum, Product, Skip Count .
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