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Some Odd Numbers

A song based on the writing of second grade students. Students did the following:

  • Second grade students read the story Who's the Big Bad Wolf?
  • They explored the math in the story (using snap cubes)
  • They practiced telling stories they could share at home about the math experience
  • They drew pictures and wrote to descibe what they learned
  • Their writing was compiled to create three songs
  • Their seventh grade math buddies then came to their class and:
    • The second graders read them the story
    • They explained the math they learned
    • Then they sang their songs
  • The seventh graders then went to their class and used concrete materials to model and then to write algebraic expresions for the sums of the first N odd, even and Natural numbers.
  • Then the seventh graders wrote and sang a song to the second graders

Some Odd Numbers
(Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

These are some odd numbers
1 3 5 7 9
They look like L’s
These are some odd numbers

When you put them together
They come to a square
We like this part the most
1 3 5 7 9

Hey Mom look at this square
What about the square?
It has 5 odd numbers
Hiding inside of it

These are all even numbers
2 4 6 8 10
All the numbers
Are counting by two’s

It’s even the same with even numbers
2 4 6 8 10
I learned that rectangles
Have even numbers