Odd even picture reveal activity

Submitted by Marc Stewart on Thu, 2017-11-16 20:40

Numeracy: Functional Maths - number, N1/E2.1, N1/E2.2, N1/E3.1

Level: E2, E3

Resource type: Hands-on / practical activity, ICT task sheet, Resource generator, Worksheet or assignment

This is an Excel file with a basic odd/even activity. I took inspiration from Jean Thomas’ “Reveal the hidden shapes!” activity from 2005.

With this activity, the tutor can design a picture (or one learner can design a picture for another learner) and it produces a printable sheet. The learner then shades all the odd numbers on the sheet in one colour, and all the even numbers in a different colour – revealing a picture or a message.

There are no macros, so cross-compatibility with Excel shouldn’t be a problem.

Editor’s note
This is very clever! (for Jean Thomas’ version see link below under See also).
The default is to use numbers from 1 to 99 but the range of numbers can be changed. So, for example, you could use only numbers from 1 to 20 if you wished.

Physical format: 
1 Excel file with 3 sheets
Resource File(s): 
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