# Max Maths, Year 1, Learn together, Counting by twos, fives and tens

## Maths Resource Description

In Max Maths for Year 1, the 'Learn together' section introduces young learners to the concept of skip counting, which is an essential building block for understanding number sequences and patterns. Specifically, the lesson focuses on counting by twos, fives, and tens, which helps children to grasp the concept of even numbers and prepares them for more advanced mathematical operations like multiplication. The numbers highlighted in blue squares provide a visual guide for students to follow the sequence from 2 up to 100 by counting in increments of two. The pattern is easy to recognise: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and so on, all the way to 100, showcasing the even numbers in a systematic order.

The activity encourages children to start at the number 2 and count forwards by twos to reach 100, and then to challenge themselves by counting backwards in the same manner. This exercise not only reinforces their counting skills but also familiarises them with even numbers, which are integral to understanding the number system. The layout of the numbers is designed to make it clear and straightforward for the children to follow the sequence, with each row representing a tens place increment, making it a fun and educational way to learn about numbers and patterns in mathematics.