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# Interactive Base-10 Blocks

Use this interactive base-10 block manipulator to represent numbers up through the thousands place.

Use the Interactive Base-10 Blocks Widget with your class to virtually manipulate place value blocks on your interactive whiteboard or computer. Find totals, represent numbers, and explore place value.

Simply drag the base-10 blocks from the black space at the bottom of the screen and drop them into the work area. Remove a block by dragging it back into the black space. Clear the screen by tapping the red trash can button.

### Live Count

The Interactive Base-10 Blocks Widget adds the values of the blocks and displays the amount on-screen. The live count can help students with addition and remembering the values associated with each type of block. Click the yellow show/hide button to toggle the live count’s visibility.

### Place Value Mats

Work on a virtual place value mat by using the different preset themes. Choose either the Tens, Hundreds, or Thousands theme to provide a scaffold for your students when they are representing numbers. Note: Only relevant blocks will be shown when using themes.

### Randomize Blocks

Use the manipulative’s randomizer function to add a random amount of blocks to the work area. With the live count hidden, have students sort these blocks into the appropriate place value area and determine the total value. They can then click the show count button to see if they are correct. The minimum and maximum values for the randomizer can be altered in the settings menu.

### Related Resources

This widget can be used in conjunction with the following resources:

### teaching resource

#### Roll It, Make It, Expand It! - Place Value Worksheet

A worksheet for students to use when learning to write two-digit numbers in expanded form. 1 pageGrades: 1 - 2

### teaching resource

#### Place Value Spin

A fun place value activity for students to use in the classroom when identifying the number of 'tens' and 'ones' in two-digit numbers. 3 pagesGrades: 1 - 2

### teaching resource

#### 3-Digit Roll It, Make It, Expand It! - Place Value Worksheet

A worksheet for students to use when learning about the place value of three-digit numbers. 1 pageGrades: 1 - 2

### Curriculum

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.NBT.A.1

Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (such as 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are compos...

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2

Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. Understand the following as special cases:

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2.A

10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones - called a "ten."

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2.B

The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2.C

The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.1

Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.1.A

100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens - called a "hundred."

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.1.B

The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones).

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.3

Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.