How to Assess Even and Odd Number Skills

odds-evensHi everyone!  It is Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies here to share with you a super simple way to assess even and odd number skills.

I was looking for a quick performance task to use with one of my intervention groups.  I needed to assess even and odd numbers and this is what I came up with…the kids thought they were playing, which is fine with me!

I used number stickers on the end of craft sticks and letter stickers to label the library pockets.
The craft sticks also work nicely for Kinder number order…



For a variation to the activity, I tried hot spot stickers.  I noticed that my students were grouping the dots in sets of two in order to see if any were left over (odd).  Perfect!


My students were begging to come and assess (even the ones I didn’t need to assess)…and the best part?  It took only a minute or two and I didn’t have to sit right next to them as they did it.


I hope this is something that you will be able to use, or that will spark an idea of how you might use something similar in your classroom!supplies

I used:

Black Dot-to-Dot Lowercase Letter Stickers

 Dots on Black Library Pockets

 Dots on Turquoise Dots Hot Spots Stickers

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I hope you all have a wonderful holiday break!


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  1. Angela Griffith says:

    Thank you Jennifer so much for sharing this awesome idea!

  2. Cute idea as always! :)

  3. For a storage idea, either attach the pockets inside a file folder and store the sticks in a baggie stapled to the folder. Or, you can decorate an empty, square Kleenex/tissue box. Then, adhere library pockets to all four sides of the box and attach a label to each pocket. The sticks with words or numbers can be stored inside the hole where the tissue used to be. Set it out at a center or use in your small group, and have students self-sort the sticks into the correct library pocket for your assessments.

  4. Trish Horne says:

    Thank you for the inspiration for decorating my classroom. I used the black and mint green with frog theme in my class this year. Our school this summer is getting a make-over: new paint, lighting, floors, additional rooms, bathrooms, etc. We had to pack and move everything out of our classrooms. I just hope we are able to get our rooms ready before open house which is on Aug. 4. Your decorations and ideas helped to make my class a home away from home for me and my students. I love the ideas you have as well as the colors that are available with your items. Keep it up! One thing I am having trouble finding are the oversized pom-poms. I think these would make a wonderful addition to my room.

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