# Max Maths, Year 1, Try it, Counting by twos, fives and tens

## Maths Resource Description

In the 'Max Maths' Year 1 workbook, children are encouraged to develop their counting skills by working with sequences of numbers. On page 94, the 'Let's Try It' section provides exercises that involve completing number sequences by identifying patterns of counting in twos, fives, and tens. For example, in question 1, children are asked to fill in the blanks in sequences such as "60, 70, 80, __, 100" where they must identify that the pattern involves counting up by tens. Another sequence "86, 88, 90, __, 94" requires counting by twos. The 100-square grid serves as a visual aid to help students find the missing numbers.

Continuing with the exercises, 'Let's Practise' offers further practice with similar counting patterns. Children are prompted to determine the next number in sequences like "21, 31, 41, 51, __", which involves adding ten each time. Other sequences require children to fill in multiple missing numbers, such as "14, 24, __, 44," where they need to identify the pattern of counting by tens to find the missing number. These exercises not only help to reinforce the children's understanding of number sequences but also improve their ability to count by different intervals, which is a fundamental mathematical skill.