A Fair Bear Share

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HarperCollinsPublishers, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 33 pages
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Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie. If the bear cubs gather enough nuts, seeds and blueberries, Mama Bear has agreed to make her special, lip-smacking-good pie.Each time they fill their baskets, the cubs count berries, seeds and nuts by putting them in groups of tens and ones to see if they have enough for pie. Everyday activities such as sharing a meal, sorting socks and getting ready for school can be part of learning math. In the "MathStart Series, ? everyday life is the basis for each entertaining story. Simple math concepts are embedded in each story so that young children can intuitively understand them. Adults can use the creative suggestions for activities in the back of each book to extend learning opportunities with children.Developmentally appropriate and correlated to school grade levels and the curriculum standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, "MathStart? can give children a head start!Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie is the bestbut do these bear cubs have enough ingredients to bake one? Regrouping their berries, nuts, and seeds by tens and ones reveals that one cub has not done her fair bear share. John Speirs's irresistible bear cubs make this lesson in regrouping one children will enjoy.

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The book is about bears who want to have a pie. The momma bear tells them to go outside and fetch ingredients. So each bear gets some ingredients. The book is mathematical; therefore, the book tells ... Read full review

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A Fair Bear Share (MathStart 2) by Stuart J. Murphy (1998) A mama bear promises her four cubs that if they gather enough seeds, berries, and nuts she will make them a Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie. Three ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.

Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.

John Speirs has illustrated numerous children's books, including Abrams' "The Little Boy's Christmas Gift. His work has been exhibited with the England-based Royal Society of Portrait Painters and Fine Arts Society. Gill Speirs has written books on historic textiles as well as a number of children's books. The husband-and-wife team lives in Richmond, England.