Teddy Bear Math

While I was away for the summer break a new book found it’s way to my desk Teddy Bear Math by Barbara Barbiere McGrath. This book can engage children in a delightful exploration of counting, estimation, sorting, addition and graphing. The rhyming

verse encourages readers to grab handfuls of Teddy Bear counters for a variety of activities. Even if you do not have a classroom set of the commercially available bear counters this book is a great addition to your classroom library.

An earlier book by McGrath, Teddy Bear Counting is a perfect companion to the new title. Together, the two books help children build Number Sense and develop counting skills.

Teaching Tip Substitute beans as an inexpensive alternative to the teddy bear manipulative. I suggest dried white beans that can easily be spray painted red, yellow, purple, blue, orange and green then used for all of the counting and sorting activities

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