# Thanksgiving Math: Even And Odd Numbers

LYRICS

Thanksgiving day is really great,
The food looks lovely on my plate,
But turkeys have a different view,
If you were one, you’d share it too!

They’d run away, escape that pan, (i’m not going in any pan)
Some groups were odd, some groups were even,
But they all agreed that they were leavin’

Now the farmer wants you to figure out if the groups of running turkeys were odd or even

4 turkeys ran away,
Let’s give their running plan a nod!
4 Turkeys ran away,
Were they even or were they odd?
All 4 turkeys had a friend,
All 4 turkey’s made a pair,
You can see that all the turkeys had a friend to run away with so 4 must be an even number!
Those even turkeys did agree,
The best thing they could do was flee!

4 is an even number, because all of the turkeys have a friend! None are left over! If there is a leftover turkey, then the number of turkeys must be odd! Let’s try another!

5 turkeys ran away,
Let’s give their running plan a nod!
5 Turkeys ran away,
Were they even or were they odd?
Not all turkeys made a pair,
1 was left, but don’t despair
You can see that not all of the turkeys had a friend to run away with, one was left over, so 5 must be an odd number
Odd numbers always have one left over
Those ODD turkeys did agree,
To run real fast, now they’re free!

5 is an odd number, because not all of the turkeys have a friend! One is left over! Now let’s try another

6 turkeys ran away,
Let’s give their running plan a nod!
6 Turkeys ran away,
Were they even or were they odd?
All 6 turkeys had a friend,
All 6 turkey’s made a pair,
Once again, you can see that all the turkeys had a friend to run away with so 6 must be an even number!
Those EVEN turkeys did agree,
The best thing they could do was flee!

6 is an even number, because all the turkeys have a pair! None are left over! Lets try another!

9 turkeys ran away,
Let’s give their running plan a nod!
9 Turkeys ran away,
Were they even or were they odd?
Not all turkeys made a pair,
1 was left, but don’t despair
You can see that not all the turkeys had a friend to run away with, one was left over, so 9 must be an odd number!
Those ODD turkeys did agree,
To run real fast, now they’re free!

9 is an odd number, because not all of the turkeys have a friend! One is left over!

Thanksgiving day is really great,
The food looks lovely on my plate!
But turkeys have a different view,
If you were one, you’d share it too!