# Max Maths, Year 1, Try it, Addition by counting on

## Maths Resource Description

In the 'Try it' section of Max Maths for Year 1, young learners are introduced to the concept of addition by using the 'count on' method. This engaging activity begins with a simple scenario where there are 4 fish in a bowl, and 3 more fish join them. Students are encouraged to count on from the number 4, visually aided by a number line that ranges from 0 to 10. The exercise prompts children to add 4 and 3 together, filling in the blank to find out the total number of fish in the bowl. This hands-on approach helps them understand that 4 plus 3 equals 7, reinforcing their addition skills in a fun and interactive way.

Continuing with the 'count on' method, the next task asks the students to add together two sets of nuts, starting with 4 and adding another 4. Again, a number line is provided to support the counting process. Similarly, they are then asked to count on from 6 to add 4 more, this time with strawberries as the subject. After calculating the sums, children are prompted to compare the quantities, determining whether there are more strawberries than nuts. This exercise not only practices addition but also introduces comparative analysis. The activity concludes with a direction for further practice on workbook pages 56 to 57, allowing students to apply what they've learned in a structured format.