# Hopscotch Maths

in Numeracy

The objectives of this practice is to learn to differentiate between odd and even numbers, identify odd and even numbers given in a series of numbers and to recognize that numbers can be classified into different categories.

Have your students to draw a grid of 30 squares, each 1 foot x 1 foot, on the floor or on the ground and number the squares from 1 to 30.

Have each child jump from even number to even number: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30.

Play the same game to practice odd numbers, e.g., 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21,

23, 25, 27, 29.

Each child's turn ends when he or she accidentally steps out of a square or lands out of the correct sequence.

If no one misses a step, make the game harder by hopping on one foot.

If your students cant jump, you can also create a throwing game. Each child throws a beanbags or small stone to land inside the square of a number without touching the border. This number should be skipped when jumping on all even or odd numbers.