Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers
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Base Blocks

This flexible interactive Java applet helps users develop place value concepts with whole numbers or up to 3 decimal places. Users can use the virtual blocks to freely explore place value grouping rules or to represent a target number provided by the applet. Users may change the default of base 10 to any of the bases 2, 3, 4, or 5.
Contributed by: Utah State University, Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Place ValueThis collection assists specialists and teachers as they work to help children make sense of our number system. Resources include several short video clips showing what students are understanding about place value and their possible misconceptions; some interactive and classroom activities teachers can use to assist children to develop their number sense; a research study from Australia on the use of a Base Ten Game; and links to Place Value FAQs from the Math Forum @ Drexel.
Math TopicNumber Sense, Decimals, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA), Chinese, French, Spanish
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorUtah State University, Publisher
    • Publication Date2010
    • RightsCopyright (c) 1999-2010 Utah State University
    • AccessAvailable for purchase, Free access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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