# Place Value Adding with Base 10 blocks (no regrouping) - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Addition and Subtraction - less than 20

In the lesson "Place Value Adding with Base 10 Blocks (no regrouping)", Grade 1 students embark on an engaging journey to master the foundational concept of addition within 20, crucial for their mathematical development. Through a series of interactive activities, students learn to visually represent and add numbers using Base 10 blocks, including longs (representing tens) and cubes (representing ones). This hands-on approach demystifies the abstract nature of addition, making it accessible and enjoyable.

Initially, students tackle the "Adding with Base Ten Blocks Worksheet" and "Representing Addition with Base Ten Blocks" activities, which introduce the concept of using visual aids for addition. Progressing to the "Representing Addition with Base 10 Blocks Worksheet" solidifies their understanding, ensuring they grasp the importance of place value in addition. The "Addition Quest Worksheet: Part 2" and "Adding With Longs and Cubes Worksheet" further challenge students, reinforcing their skills through varied contexts and problems.

Learning to add using Base 10 blocks is fundamental. It not only enhances their numerical fluency but also lays the groundwork for understanding more complex mathematical concepts, such as regrouping and multi-digit addition, in their future educational journey.

Estimated classroom time: 16 min
Chapter: Addition and Subtraction - less than 20
Unit: Foundations in Operations Within 100
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
3:00 min
Adding with Base Ten Blocks Worksheet
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2nd
4:00 min
Representing Addition with Base Ten Blocks
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3rd
3:00 min
Representing Addition with Base 10 Blocks Worksheet
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4th
3:00 min
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5th
3:00 min
Adding With Longs and Cubes Worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Adding with Base Ten Blocks Worksheet

Work on your child’s math skills with them by using this fun worksheet to learn! Add the blocks together to solve the problems and circle the correct total. In this printable sheet, colorful boxes are provided together with their figures in numbers. Your child is expected to carefully count these boxes and come up with the correct total. Then, circle the correct answer among the options provided.

• ### Activity 3 / Representing Addition with Base 10 Blocks Worksheet

Here, there is a bit of word play that goes along with the mathematical equations. Look at the addition problems drawn on the worksheet, how will you and your young one solve this? You will have to help your youngster count the blocks and then select which of the number sentences under the blocks correctly represents the blocks equation. Circle the correct answer.

• ### Activity 4 / Addition Quest Worksheet: Part 2

Can your child or student count and add up numbers confidently? Does the maths add up? Or, is there room for major improvement? Mathematics is a subject that causes heartache for a number of people. Even though it seems fairly basic to you, your kids will find adding up numbers to be their biggest hurdle as they learn numbers. Clear up their stress with this colourful matching worksheet. Now, they can add up numbers while having fun with the colourful printout.

• ### Activity 5 / Adding With Longs and Cubes Worksheet

Mathematics might not be your child’s favourite subject, but it is something they have to master if they wish to progress in school. If they are having some difficulties with the subject, or just have a strong dislike for it, you can use this worksheet to make their maths experiences a little bit easier. Help them add the longs and cubes together to find the total for each question in this exercise. Ask your kids to circle the correct total for each question.