In preparation for our next Unit of Inquiry, Pattern, Rhyme and Rhythm, we opened a discussion about odd and even numbers and some of us wondered if 0 was an odd or even number or both.
After lots of thinking, there were strong opinions on the matter.
Luis: "I think that 0 is even."
Beenish: "I think it's an odd number because no one gets anything."
Matthew: "I think it's odd and even because people don't know if it's odd or even."
Beatrix: "I think it's an odd and even number, just like Matthew."
Irene: "My mom and Dad say it's not odd and it's not even; it's really a magic number."
Kyle: "Yes, and there are more odd magic numbers, like negative numbers; -1."
As you can see, it is a subject that needs more investigation.....
What do you think?