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

In the 'Max Maths' textbook designed for Year 1 students, there's a section titled "Try it, Counting to 20" which aims to develop young learners' counting skills in an interactive and engaging way. The activity is straightforward and encourages children to start with a base number and then add on. The exercise begins by instructing the students to form a group of 10 items. This tangible approach helps children visualise the concept of quantity and provides a solid foundation for the next step, which is to 'count on' from 10.

The activity is structured with a series of blank spaces where students are prompted to fill in the numbers that, when added to 10, result in new totals. The format is simple and repetitive to enhance understanding and retention:

- 10 and (blank) make (blank).
- 10 and (blank) make (blank).
- 10 and (blank) make (blank).
- 10 and (blank) make (blank).