The best way I’ve found to keep math fresh and interesting is by constantly mixing things up, and seeking out new fresh ways to encourage counting, addition, and pattern recognition. One of my favorite tools to help with this are counting bears! These little guys come in all the colors of the rainbow (10 for each color) and the opportunities are endless. Here, I’ve highlighted four of the ways that I love playing with them!
- Color matching and counting
- Pattern recognition
- Beginner graphing
Here are the ones we use: Counting Bears
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