# Max Maths, Year 3, Learn together, Counting up to 1000 (4)

In a practical maths activity designed for Year 3 students, the concept of counting in hundreds up to a thousand is explored using counting blocks. Tya, a character in the exercise, begins by constructing a number with these blocks. She successfully creates the number 900, represented by nine hundreds blocks, each block symbolising a hundred units. This visual representation helps students to understand the concept of hundreds and how they accumulate to form larger numbers.

The learning journey continues as Jade, another character in the scenario, adds to Tya's assembly of blocks. By contributing one more hundred block, the total count of blocks increases to ten hundreds blocks. This addition brings the total to 1,000 blocks, which is verbally expressed as 'one thousand'. This exercise not only reinforces the understanding of the number 900 but also introduces the milestone number of 1,000, aiding students in recognising and saying 'one thousand' confidently. The hands-on approach with counting blocks makes abstract numbers tangible and easier to comprehend for young learners.