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Lesson 2 – Adding With Base Ten Blocks


To encourage your child to have fun on the Web while learning about Adding With Base Ten Blocks, here are some games and interactive activities they can do on their own or in pairs.

Add 2-digit and 3-digit numbers using concrete materials.

Builds Upon
Student Book pages 142-143


Instructions for Use

Bongo Blocks prompts your child to model 2-digit and 3-digit numbers.

To use Bongo Blocks, click on the one, tens, or hundreds buttons to the left of the screen to make an equation appear. Have your child drag and drop blocks to make an equation true.

Base Block Addition lets your child practice addition with and without regrouping.

To use Base Block Addition, drag a base block into a column to the left. If your child moves a block one column to the right, it breaks apart to show the exchange, for example, a 10-long for ten units. To group pieces to exchange the other direction, click and hold the mouse key down while dragging a rectangle to "lasso" the pieces. The newly grouped object can then be dragged into the next column.

To complete a preset addition problem, select base 10 and click on the ‘Next Problem’ button. Group any pieces and drag them into the next column. Start with the 1s column and work to the 1000s column. The addition solution will appear on the left.

To add the blocks together to create your own problem, click on the ‘Create Problem’ button and then use the blue buttons at the top to enter blocks above and below the dashed line. As long as there are two numbers correctly represented in the specified base, the addition problem will appear on the left. To solve it, click on the ‘Begin Problem’ button and then on any of the blocks in the workspace.