Talk:Even number

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Merge with odd numbers? I teach math, and I'd like to make Conservapedia a sort of quick reference for math questions ... on the 2nd to 9th grade level, that is.

For college math, they can go to Wolfram, etc. --Ed Poor Talk 19:48, 16 February 2016 (EST)

At the moment, both articles are quite awful, wikipedia's introduction to parity is much better, IMO.
  • "An odd number is a whole number that is not a multiple of two": it should be integer - and multiple can be misconstrued (3= 1.5 * 3)
  • "An even number is an integer which is a multiple of 2. Every such number has the form 2k. ": 2k without further explanation doesn't make much sense - it can easily be mistaken for 2 klicks or 2 kilo if you don't have any background.
--AugustO (talk) 13:36, 18 February 2016 (EST)
I'll probably crib a definition from MathIsFun.com - which is written for K-12 teachers (and their students). --Ed Poor Talk 17:00, 18 February 2016 (EST)
That sounds like a good idea. A couple of thoughts:
  • it is elegant to have just one article one "parity", with "even" and "odd" redirecting to it, however
  • it may be more educational for young pupils to have articles on "even" and on "odd", with links to each other - and a more refined article on "parity"
--AugustO (talk) 17:12, 18 February 2016 (EST)
I think we should move every separate article on a type of number, such as decimal, integer, odd number, etc., into one article Number (mathematics). U.U (talk) 23:35, 24 February 2016 (EST)