**Understanding What are Base Ten Blocks**

## What are Base Ten Blocks?

Base ten blocks are a mathematical manipulative used

to teach basic mathematical concepts like place value,

addition, subtraction, number sense, and counting.

Student can manipulate the blocks in different ways

to express numbers and patterns.

This the 1-block called unit example

This the 10-block made up of ten units.

called Rod or Long

This the 100-block made up of 100 units. called flat. example:

This the 1000-block made up of 1000 units. no

special name example: