Uses of bear counters

Note that bear counters are often sold in two variants. The three bears variant has small, medium, and large bears, while the baby bear variant has only small bears. Some sets are sold in four colors, others in six. The four color sets have bears in red, yellow, green, and blue. The six color sets have bears in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. All activities that can be done with one or two color counters can also be done with bear counters. All activities that can be done with the three bear variant can be done with the baby bear variant, with the obvious exception of comparing sizes: larger, smaller, same size.