Base Ten Place Value Set (multi-colored)

Base Ten Place Value Set (multi-colored)

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Item #: 010882
Grades: PK-6

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  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Everyone should have access to a Base 10 set when studying place value. This is the most affordable one we could find. Contains 1 thousands cube, 10 "flats" (hundreds), 10 "rods" (tens), and 100 "cubes" (ones). Made of sturdy plastic with unit markings. Indispensable for teaching base-10 concepts like "borrowing" and "carrying".

Publisher Description:

The colors help emphasise the base ten nature of the number system and make it simpler for students and teachers to describe what they are doing as they can refer to the different colors.

“Hands on Learning”

This set contains 100 yellow units (1x1x1cm), 10 green rods (1x1x10cm), 10 flats(1x10x10cm), 1 red cubes (10x10x10cm).

  • Develop number sense
  • Helps children in visualizing numbers to develop number sense, and to become proficient in place value. Base 10 blocks are proportionally sized to emphasise that 10 ones make 10, 10 x ten makes 100 and 100 x ten = 1,000. Hands on Learning.

  • Helps advance important maths skills
  • Advance important maths skills in counting, sorting, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division & subitising.

  • Essential educational tool
  • Edx Education’s Base 10 Set is color coded to help make it easier for students and teachers to describe and recognise what they are doing as they can refer to the different colors during learning activities.

Now in the 2020 edition, this program still maintains the strong Singapore concrete-to-pictorial-to-abstract methodology with a few updates. There is no longer a student workbook – all instruction and practice are in the consumable softcover student edition. Performance tasks and STEAM exercises have been added at the end of each chapter. Although the scope and sequence is similar to the older editions, the program is based on the newer Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) syllabus and some of the lessons have been reorganized. A new Accelerated option is also available for advanced students to take in grade seven to develop algebra readiness by grade eight. With a mastery approach, Math in Focus stays on one topic of math at a time and explores it over several lessons (along with the related sub-topics) before moving to the next concept. Chapters, however, typically begin with a review of past concepts. It combines conceptual instruction with hands-on learning to aid students in building stronger math sense and problem-solving skills.

Main components for the 2020 edition include a Teacher Manual and Student Edition for each semester. The spiral-bound Teacher Edition is a classroom teacher guide. It is in full-color and includes lesson plans and pacing guides for each chapter, a reduced copy of the student pages with answers, instructions for using manipulatives, and differentiated math instruction for struggling, on-level, and advanced students. Student Editions are also in full-color and include the core of the student learning. Step-by-step instruction, various diagrams and examples, and individual practice are all included in the student edition. In fact, there might be some overlap between the teacher guide and student edition instruction, but the teacher edition is still necessary to implement required manipulatives, use remediation or enrichment ideas, and have answers to the student book.

Other components of this program include Assessments, Extra Practice & Homework Book, Reteach, Enrichment, and Fact Fluency books. Reteach and Enrichment are not available for homeschool. The Assessments Book and Extra Practice & Homework Book are in print format. The Assessment Book provides cumulative review, chapter tests, and mid-year and end-of-year tests. Answers are included in the back. This book will come in handy if you want additional confirmation your student is mastering the concepts. The Extra Practice & Homework Book is beneficial for students who need additional practice to build mastery in the concepts learned. The answers, however, are only available by request as a PDF that can be emailed to you from our office after the order ships. The Fact Fluency book offers varied exercises also intended for extra practice and reinforcement. We are not carrying this book, but suggest you take a look at the Singapore Math Fact Fluency workbook we do have available if you desire to use this additional supplement. Online Assessments with Data Reporting (called HMH Ed) is also new to this edition, although homeschoolers do not have access to this online component. The assembled kits make it easy and more economical to buy all the necessary math components you need for the year. Packaged kits for each grade level include Teacher Guides and Student Editions for each semester, and the Assessment Guide Teacher Edition. Extra Practice Books and manipulatives are sold separately.

Math in Focus promotes a strong emphasis on problem solving as well as critical thinking, and helps students develop a deeper understanding of concepts as they are taught the “why” behind math. This mastery program works well for students that do better focusing on one concept at a time, like the use of manipulatives, and do not like the traditional drill and memorization of math facts approach.

Category Description for Singapore Math Programs:

Countries around the world first became interested in Singapore’s math curriculum when results of the Third International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) were published in 1995. Conducted by the International Study Center at Boston College, achievement tests in both math and science were administered to students in over 40 countries. Students from Singapore ranked highly in mathematics achievement: 1st in the fourth, seventh, and eighth grade levels and 2nd at the third grade level. Results for the U.S. were disappointing: 10th in the third grade, 11th in the fourth grade, 23rd in the seventh grade, and 27th at the eighth grade level. In a follow-up study in 1999, Singapore again ranked 1st in eighth grade math achievement while U.S. eighth graders ranked 19th. Although a first place ranking does not necessarily imply the best program, something about Singapore’s math program was working.

“Singapore Approach Math” is a general term referring to a type of mathematical instruction (i.e. curriculum) developed from a syllabus designed by Singapore’s Ministry of Education in the 1980s. There were a number of revisions and the 3rd edition was the last edition used in Singapore. The good test scores were associated with this material and all of our Singapore Approach Math programs are based primarily on the 3rd edition although it is no longer available for sale. Components from different editions are not interchangeable but a student can move between the editions in-between levels.

Primary Math US (1-6) is an adaptation of the 3rd edition for use in the U.S. Although a small amount of content (division of fractions) from the 2nd edition was added back into the US edition, it is almost identical to the 3rd edition. The US edition adds sections for U.S. customary measurements and uses U.S. spelling and conventions. We expect this edition to be available indefinitely. ©2003

Primary Math S/E (Standards Edition) (K-6) was adapted to meet the pre-Common Core CA math standards. An additional amount of content (probability, data analysis, negative numbers, coordinate graphing) from the 2nd edition was added back in and topics were rearranged but it is similar to the US edition. Cumulative Reviews at the end of each Unit and practice sets within each unit were added. Textbooks are in color. ©2008 This edition includes Earlybird Kindergarten Math.

Primary Math CC (Common Core) (K-5) is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and is another adaptation of the 3rd edition. Only minor changes were made to the scope and sequence. Unit Reviews are no longer cumulative and Practices were removed although some of the content was incorporated into the lessons. ©2014 Includes Earlybird Kindergarten Math CC. This edition will be available for the foreseeable future.

Primary Math 2022 Edition (K-5) is a completely new revision retaining all the excellent teaching methods of the earlier Primary Math programs. Incorporating both cumulative assessments and challenging problem solving, mastery learning is emphasized. The scope and sequence is similar to previous editions and topics are aligned to state and national standards. ©2021-2022

New Elementary Math (7-8) is a no-frills program based on an older Singaporian program and covering integrated algebra and geometry. It’s considered a sequel to the Primary Math programs.

Math in Focus (K-8) was developed by Great Source (a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) in conjunction with Marshall Cavendish (the original publisher in Singapore). Although the basic instructional sequences are similar and the content is very close to the SE, material added to the most recent editions brings it into alignment with CC. Math in Focus has a more American look and “feel.” ©2010, 2014

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demonstrate regrouping and place value
ashley w on Sep 11, 2023
Yolandi J on Mar 31, 2022
demonstrate regrouping and place value
ashley w on Sep 11, 2023
To use with Singapore Math Primary US Edition 4A & B
JAMIE V on Jul 16, 2023
Yolandi J on Mar 31, 2022
Good price. To use with Primary Mathematics.
Emily P on Jan 21, 2022
To help my 6-year-old to understand how 10s add up to hundreds and thousands.
Anja T on May 8, 2021
We are doing virtual school this year and this will really help.
Deanna C on Dec 19, 2020
Far less expensive than Amazon
Tammy B on Dec 12, 2020
tutoring elementary students and distance learning
Kiersten D on Aug 19, 2020
Looking for a good way to practice place value with my 1st grader.
Jennifer C on Aug 14, 2020
To help both my 1st and 3rd graders understand the place value system with the help of visual tools like these.
Suma P on Aug 7, 2020
Good value compared to other sellers. Will help my child visually grasp place values.
Nicole S on Aug 4, 2020
For 1st grade math
Anna S on Jul 29, 2020
It is for my students to have hands-on experience in Math and STEM activities.
Mathilda O on Jul 4, 2020
Used previously. Visuals for math operations.
Eliana V on Jun 17, 2020
singapore math recommended
Danielle H on Jun 13, 2020
My 7 yr old was having trouble with place value and regrouping. He needed a visual aid. He need to see different colors for different place values and numbers.
Asiyih C on Apr 28, 2020
It seems to be useful for my kids to learn math.
Eun A on Sep 25, 2019
The base 10 blocks are an excellent visual to use with students who are having challenges understanding regrouping.
MARTHA H on Sep 19, 2019
I couldn't have learned without these, so I thought they'd help my son.
Jacob H on Sep 17, 2019
I chose this because of the different color for each place value.
Joan F on Sep 9, 2019
Help children to learn
Zhen Y on Aug 22, 2019
Homeschool CoOP
Katrina L on Jun 6, 2019
teach young kid math concept
Yu Ling L on Feb 18, 2019
Needed for singapore math
Talia S on Nov 6, 2018
My daughter said they were the best..
Karl D on Sep 21, 2018
To go along with the Base Ten Place Value frame and teach my children a physical side to math to make understanding math simpler.
User on Sep 14, 2018
for math curriculum
Carole R on Sep 11, 2018
My class needed this resources and as a teacher paying for many of my own supplies, the price was a determining factor
Christine T on Aug 8, 2018
I thought the shipping was free.
Lynne M on Aug 8, 2018
Derek R on Jul 29, 2018
Building Manipulative Resources for Classroom - Best price online
Dennis J on Jul 27, 2018
I purchased 2 awhile ago and really like them but my son needs help with 3 and 4 digit math... I hope 10 sets is enough.
Piper S on Jul 27, 2018
This is a very valuable tool in helping kids learn basic math concepts.
Christina P on Jul 14, 2018
The different colors may help my daughter with dysgraphia, visually see the difference between ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands.
Ellen H on Jul 7, 2018
My 2nd grade grandson needs tactile models to increase his understanding of math skills. These manipulatives should help his comprehension. I have used them before in my classrooms and know they are valuable.
Judy C on Jun 24, 2018
It's for my child.
Mohamed A on Apr 12, 2018
Diana H on Apr 5, 2018
To give my special ed students hands-on practice of place value manipulatives
Rebecca H on Mar 11, 2018
Seems to be a good starter set for place value practice.
Peleaulani on Feb 16, 2018
Homeschool resource
Megan H on Feb 11, 2018
To help assist my child with kindergarten curriculum.
Ericka S on Sep 26, 2017
To teach math skills
Sue R on Sep 14, 2017
For hands on learning in math.
Wayne M on Sep 13, 2017
I needed a base ten set and this one seemed like the best deal and easiest to use.
Heather P on Sep 13, 2017
Needed for Math Mammoth, best price
Lynette C on Aug 17, 2017
I've been wishing for a set all year. The price was good on this set.
Tiffany N on Jun 3, 2017
Our daughter has dyscalculia and needs manipulatives to help her do basic math.
Meghan P on Mar 1, 2017
Hands on Math supplement...good price and hard plastic. Didn't want foam.
User on Jan 6, 2017
Assist in understanding place value
Maria S on Dec 10, 2016
was told an excellent way to help your child learn math.
Adrienne J on Nov 18, 2016
To use with Singapore Math Primary US Edition 4A & B
JAMIE V on Jul 16, 2023
Good price. To use with Primary Mathematics.
Emily P on Jan 21, 2022
Can these be used with the base ten numberline tool?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2020
Are these plastic?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes. They're very durable and great manipulatives for learning place value.
Can this set be used for Math u See? Does it matter if they are different colors than the curriculum uses?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It’s not enough pieces for Math U See. I tried to use this in stead of spending the money on the set sold with the curriculum but as the children progress you really need the specific pieces. The color is also important.
Are the pieces in this set interlocking?
User on Aug 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, they are not. The yellow are single units - ones. The green are tens. The blue are hundreds and the red block is 1,000. My husband didn't like that there were only 10 green blocks, but I thought it was perfect to show that if you use up all ten, you have to move onto the hundreds place value. These are small in the hand, not interlocking, but we used them with our singapore math curriculum for Grade 2 and expect to use them again in Grade 3. We also have snap cubes, which are interlocking, and use them more, I'd say.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Nice math manipulative.
Very handy and stores neatly.
March 30, 2023
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Highly recommend
Great for learning place value. These are the perfect size, great quality, and have helped both my children have concrete understanding of place value.
August 8, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The size is just right and, as a bonus, the colors match up to their place value on the ones-to-millions flip chart we ordered.
June 30, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Base 10 Blocks
I love the way the base 10 blocks help students visualize place value. In fact, I need to order more of the green rods the represent the 10's because there are not enough of them in the box. Also, I would recommend putting a dark line in the groves to help students actually see that there are 10 ones in the rod, and 10 tens in the flat. I would highly recommend this product.
October 20, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great quality, no issues here.
March 15, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
Just what I expected!
September 9, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good Quality
I am very pleased with this product. The colors are great, the weight feels right, and I received the set exactly as described. This set has been invaluable while teaching my son numerous math concepts.
June 22, 2017
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
perfect manipulatives
the perfect set for my homeschool!
October 1, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
These are great!
I ordered these to help my daughter visualize her math. She gets it!! They're small, but I like it because they fit on my place value charts. :)
April 14, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
very helpful!
I have found this basic set to be all I need for my kiddos. The amount of blocks is plenty. This manipulative was SO useful and needed in helping my 7 y.o. understand regrouping with math problems. Makes math very hands-on and understandable.
March 30, 2016
over 7 years ago

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