Even & Odd Math Help Mat

There are some math concepts that are so hard to understand. I know that the idea of even and odd is one of those odd math problems.

I have kids that always learn better when they have a math aide. This is the newest math help mat on I have made.

Free Even & Odd Math Help Mat - easy to use make to help explain even and odd to kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

On each side of the mat, the numbers are sorted by what is even and what is odd. It is an easy way to look and see what is type each number is. They color in a color version and a black and white. There are two mats options for kids to use.

The first version has the numbers on the side and a ten frame in the middle with numbers 1 to 10 shown.

Free Even & Odd Math Help Mat - easy to use make to help explain even and odd to kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

The second version just has the numbers on the side and the blank ten frame in the middle.

Free Even & Odd Math Help Mat - easy to use make to help explain even and odd to kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

I recommend printing in cardstock. We have ours in sheet protectors so that we can pull out the help mat we need when we need it. We have ours stored in a mat binder.

How we have used these mats

There are many ways to use these mats. But I love using these to teach the idea of even and odd. We start out by using the mat with the numbers in the middle.

Here is a look at how I set up the mat. I give them 10 unifix cubes and one 10-sided dice. Our die happens to come from the place value dice set.

Free Even & Odd Math Help Mat - easy to use make to help explain even and odd to kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

Have kids start by rolling the dice and looking at the number they got.

Free Even & Odd Math Help Mat - easy to use make to help explain even and odd to kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

They fill in the numbers in the middle on the ten frame to match the number 4. You can see that there is the same on each side. By having the same amount you explain that is even. They can circle the number on the side of the mat as well.

Free Even & Odd Math Help Mat - easy to use make to help explain even and odd to kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can see an example of how odd looks on the mat. This is an easy way for kids to see what odd and even look like.

Free Even & Odd Math Help Mat - easy to use make to help explain even and odd to kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can use these to help with different activities for even and odd. We used it with the firefly sorting recently. It was a great help when you need a visual look at the number.

Free Even & Odd Math Help Mat - easy to use make to help explain even and odd to kids - 3Dinosaurs.com

Don’t feel that you have to limit yourself to just the white, because there are also in black and white you can use colored cardstock for those that like the color paper better than white paper. I love printing these off in my girls’ favorite colors to use.

Free Even & Odd Math Help Mat - easy to use make to help explain even and odd to kids - 3Dinosaurs.com


What you will find in this printable:

  • Even & Odd help mats
  • Numbers sorted by even and odd
  • 2 mat options
  • Color and black & white choices
Free Even & Odd Help Mat - a great mat to help those kids that have trouble with even and odd math - 3Dinosaurs.com

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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