# Max Maths, Year 1, Try it, Comparing numbers to 10

In the 'Max Maths, Year 1' curriculum, young learners are encouraged to develop their understanding of numbers through engaging and interactive activities. One such activity, 'Comparing numbers to 10', invites children to use their counting skills to compare different sets of objects. In the 'Let's Try It' section, students are first asked to count the number of cherries and then the number of bees. After counting, they are prompted to fill in the blank with the correct comparative term, such as 'more' or 'fewer', to describe the relationship between the two quantities. This exercise helps them grasp the concept of comparison by using real-life objects that they can visualize and count.

The activity continues with a second task where children count the number of ladybirds and then the number of pears. Again, they must use their counting skills to determine which set has a greater or lesser number and complete the sentence accordingly. These exercises not only reinforce the children's ability to count up to 10 but also introduce them to basic comparative terms that are fundamental in mathematics. To further solidify these skills, students are directed to complete additional exercises on workbook pages 22 to 26, where they can apply what they've learned in a variety of contexts and with different objects.