**Count!**

We have seen how to form a "loop" and use "if" to learn new information. However, we forgot to assign someone to **count** the answers.

(Students form a loop at the front of the classroom for the simulation shown in the image above.)

We now have a **counter** at each "if" to tell us how many students in the class are five years old and how many are six years old.

**Objectives:**

By way of review, students recall that they are very familiar with one of the most important words (“if”) used in Computer Languages.

By way of review, students recall that "taking turns" by forming a circular loop is a helpful way to keep track of large amounts of interesting and useful information.

Students realize that we need a **counter** at each "if" statement in our loop to help keep track of the information.

Students learn that by using "counters" with "if" and "for loop," as we have just done, Computer Languages and People can learn and keep track of large amounts of interesting and useful information.