# Max Maths, Year 1, Try it, Counting to 20

In the 'Max Maths' Year 1 textbook, young learners are encouraged to develop their counting skills with an exercise titled 'Let's Try It'. This particular activity is designed to help children grasp the concept of counting on from a base number. It starts with a simple instruction for the students to first create a group of 10 items, which serves as their starting point. From there, they are prompted to count on from 10 by adding more items to their initial group.

The exercise consists of four parts, labelled (a) to (d), where each part asks the students to add a different number of items to their initial group of 10. For example, in part (a), they might add 5 more items to make a total of 15. The task is to fill in the blanks with the correct numbers that, when added to 10, will reach the new total. This activity not only reinforces the concept of addition but also helps children become familiar with the sequence of numbers up to 20. It's a practical and interactive way to build confidence in counting and understanding the relationship between numbers.