# Max Maths, Year 1, Maths Challenge, Counting to 20

In the Max Maths programme for Year 1, young learners are presented with a Maths Challenge that focuses on counting to 20. The "Let's Practise" section is designed to reinforce their understanding of simple addition by combining the number 10 with other single-digit numbers. The exercise consists of a series of sums where students are asked to add numbers to 10 and write the total. For example, they need to calculate what 10 and 5 make, what 10 and 6 make, and so on, up to adding 10 to itself. This activity is aimed at building confidence in basic arithmetic and enhancing their number sense within the 1-20 number range.

The Maths Challenge section is a fun and interactive way to apply their counting skills. Students are asked to count the number of legs in different pictures, which could be images of animals, people, or objects with legs. This task not only helps to develop their counting abilities but also encourages them to engage with mathematical concepts in real-world contexts. The challenge is complemented by workbook activities found on pages 16 to 18, where students can continue to practice and explore counting in various scenarios, solidifying their understanding of numbers and addition within the first 20 digits.