Odd or Even?

Age Range: 7 - 11
By: Simon Chubb

This game is for two children.

Both players hold one of their hands behind their back. While their hands are held behind their back, they should choose a number from 1 to 5 and hold that number of fingers open. They could also use counters, cubes or sticks to represent the number (or the number could secretly be written on a piece of paper).

At an agreed time, they both reveal their hidden numbers. If the total of these numbers is even, Player A wins.

If the total is odd, player B wins. Children can then try with two hands or more counters, and perhaps find the difference between the two.

For juniors, try multiplying the two numbers revealed. Player B may have something to say about the fairness of the game after a bit!! (and will have learnt something!).

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Olsonsd

I love this!  We do this with addition.  We have a 3rd player that says "Quick draw" to have the two students turn around and the player who says the correct answer first wins a point.  They rotate positions.  It's an intense game!

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