There are lots of different ways to count to 50. You could start successively at 1 (1,2,3,4, etc). You could count backwards from 100. (99,98,97,96, etc). You could start at 50, alternating high and lower numbers for 12.5 increments each way, then come back (50,51,49,52,48....62.5,37.5,61,38,60,39, etc), in various ways of addition (1+0=1, 1+1=2, 1+3=4, etc), by multiples of 5 (5,10,15,20, etc)
BTW Ed, this thread seems to be failing miserably at it's intended purpose.