Mama Bear wants to make her special Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie, but it's up to her four cubs to gather enough nuts, berries and seeds. Three of the cubs go at it with gusto, adding up their treasures by arranging them in groups of tens and ones. But they don't have enough! Will their little sister—the one who spent the afternoon skipping, running and turning cartwheels—come through and save the day?
Learning how to regroup numbers is essential for solving more advanced addition problems.
Illustrated by John Speirs.
Encourage your child (or students) to retell the story. Use check marks to record the nuts, berries and seeds that the cubs have collected. Circle the groups of 10.
Collect crayons, markers, and colored pencils. Arrange each item into groups of tens and ones left over. How many are in each group? How many writing tools are there in all?
The Regrouping Travel Game: When riding in the car (not driving!), put a check mark on a piece of paper for each car, truck, or bicycle that your child sees. Group the marks into tens and ones. At the end of your drive add them all up. How many did you see? How many of all three did you see?