# Max Maths, Year 1, Let's Try it, Counting to 10

In the "Let's Try It" section of the Max Maths Year 1 textbook, young learners are encouraged to practice their counting skills by focusing on a simple yet engaging task: counting animals. The exercise is designed to help children confidently count up to 10, a fundamental early maths skill. The page presents a series of illustrations, labelled from (a) to (h), each depicting a different number of animals. The children are prompted to count each group of animals and write down the number they've counted. For example, they might see a group of fish and need to fill in the blank with the correct number they've counted, enhancing their number recognition and counting abilities.

The activity is structured to provide a clear and straightforward counting exercise, with numbers 1 to 5 already printed as a guide to start the sequence. This helps to reinforce the counting order for the students. The textbook also directs the children to workbook pages 7 to 10 for additional practice, ensuring they have ample opportunity to consolidate their counting skills. The layout and design of the page are tailored to maintain the attention of Year 1 students, making learning to count an enjoyable experience for them.