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Math Lesson
for Mitten Day
Objective:
The students will identify odd and
even numbers.

Materials

Procedure

Read
Missing Mittens by Stuart J. Murphy. This
book explores even and odd numbers by placing mittens
on a variety of animals. If the book is not
available, explain even and odd numbers using mittens
for an example. "If there are 3 mittens,
does every mitten have a match?"

Pass
out the Odd or
Even? Worksheet and have the students complete it.

As
an extension, give each student a Pair
of Mittens Printout and manipulative to use as
counters, such as counting bears or beans.

Call
out a number and have the students determine whether
the number is odd or even by placing manipulatives on
the mitten printout. Explain that each mitten
hand needs to have the same number of objects for it
to be even. If an object is left over, then the
number is odd.

Other
Lesson Ideas

Using
pairs of mittens, count by 2's.

Have
the students create patterns with mitten shapes they
have colored. The class may work together as a
group to create one big pattern to be hung on a
clothesline across the room.

Count
by fives for the number of fingers inside each mitten.

After
reading The Mitten by Jan Brett, complete math
problems for the number of animals inside the mitten.


