# C - Counting

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In this section, we are doing **math** with our micro:bit. Math is a key element in any human endeavour and after this lesson, you will be coding your own calculations in no time.

Let's start our Math and micro:bit exploration by **counting**. First, we will create a counter from 1 to 5 using a basic approach, and then we'll find a better way to do it, with more control.

Before attempting each of the following parts, try to create code that counts, while considering the following points:

What to

**display**on the micro:bit?When to

**change**the count? What**action**on the micro:bit will trigger the count?By

**how much**are we counting? Are we counting**up**(adding, multiplying) or**down**(subtracting, dividing)What blocks do we need to display our count?

See more information about these powerful concepts in the **Teacher's Corner - Counting**, below

Great work in getting the counter working! time for a **mini-challenge**.

We have made lots of progress and in the next section **If Hot!**, we will explore some really exciting concepts in coding and the micro:bit!

Algorithms and Data Literacy

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