Grade 1

Share the Headline Story with the class. Encourage children to think of creative ways to complete the story.

Shawna had 10 lima beans on her plate. Shawna ate _____ beans and said, “Now there are an odd number of beans left.”

- If she ate 1 bean, then there would be 9 left and that is an odd number of beans.
- She could have eaten 3 beans so there would be 7 left.
- She could not have eaten 2 beans, because there would be an even number leftover (8).
- She had to eat an odd number of beans to have an odd number left.

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