# Odd, even, prime and composite numbers – 4th Grade Math Game

This math game helps fourth graders practice distinguishing between odd, even, prime and composite numbers. Click the Play button below to begin practising.

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**Types of numbers:**Numbers come in several varieties. Numbers can be odd, even, prime or composite. But what does this all mean?

*Even numbers*– Let’s begin with even numbers. Even numbers are numbers that can be evenly divided into groups of two. Numbers such as 4 and 6 can be evenly divided into two groups. To determine if a number is an even number, we look at the numbers in the ones place and if they end in – 2, 4, 6, 8, 0, they are even.

*Odd numbers*– Meanwhile odd numbers are the opposite of even numbers. Odd numbers are numbers that cannot be divided evenly into groups of two. To determine if a number is an odd number, we look at the numbers in the ones place and if they end in – 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9, they are odd numbers.

*Prime numbers*– This is where it begins to get a little tricky. A prime number is a whole number greater than 1 that cannot be made by multiplying other whole numbers. In other words, its factors are one and the number itself. Further, a prime number can be divided without a remainder only by itself and by 1.

*Composite numbers*– A composite number is a positive integer (whole, not fractional number) that can be formed by multiplying two smaller positive integers.

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^{th}graders to begin distinguishing between these numbers. Distinguishing between the numbers further reinforces core numeracy skills.