### Video Transcript

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.