Question Video: Counting in Order up to 10 Mathematics • Kindergarten

Elizabeth counts the steps as she climbs. Which number will she finish on? Which number has she missed out?

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Elizabeth counts the steps as she climbs. Which number will she finish on? Which number has she missed out?

In the picture, we can see that Elizabeth is climbing a set of steps. And we’re told that she counts the steps as she climbs them. Perhaps this is the sort of thing you’ve done at home to see how many there are. The first part of this question asks us, which number will she finish on? In other words, which number will she say when she reaches the top step? Every step she takes, she says one more number. Let’s imagine that we’re climbing these steps. And we’ll count forwards one for each step that we stand on. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. There are eight steps. This means that the number that Elizabeth will finish counting on is the number eight.

In the picture underneath the second part of the question, we can see that Elizabeth has missed a number out as she climbs the steps. Here’s the missing number. What is it? We can use our knowledge of the counting sequence to count forwards and to work out what the missing number might be. One, two, three, four, five. We know the number after five is six. And then comes seven and eight. The missing number in the sequence is the number six. Our two answers are eight and six.