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# Counting by category

Sal categorizes objects then count the number of things in each category.

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- What are ways to speed count?(10 votes)
- You can count by 2s, 5s, 10s, 20s, even 50s! Those are ways to speed count.(16 votes)

- how can I count by categories can I not just use the 4 math operations?(3 votes)
- The purpose of counting by categories is simply to determine the quantity of small amounts of objects in certain categories. In some instances, you probably could use the four operations, but this video is assuming you haven't learned those yet.(3 votes)

## Video transcript

- [Voiceover] We count the most stars, numbers or letters? So let's see this. Let's count each of these. So, if we look at the number of stars. So we have one, two, three stars. How many numbers do we have? We have one, two numbers, two numbers How many letters do we have? We have one, two letters. So what do we have the most of? We have the most stars. Three stars, only two
numbers and two letters. We have the most number of stars.